Rig Recycle now in Multiple States Across Australia

The initial Rig Recycle trial was supported at retail stores and local councils along the Great Barrier Reef as part of the ReefClean program and provided detailed data on the types of plastic and volumes that could be collected by the sector.

Rig Recycle’s first goal is to repair and reuse items – things like handline reels, hard plastic lures, hooks, sinkers, swivels are all checked to see if they can be repaired, and if so, they are included in recreational fishing kits for social fishing charities – giving them another life.

ReefClean enabled us to purchase our first processing unit in Queensland and partnered with BC Plastics in Brisbane for technical expertise and research. Funding from Sustainability Victoria and the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust has facilitated the establishment of a recycling line in Melbourne and the production of 60 Rig Recycle bins distributed across Victoria and 40 bins disrtubuted across NSW thanks to the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust.

We are extremely grateful to the recreational fishing industry for their support and plans to expand the program nationally.

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