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Monofilament Recycling

By: zelmahutsell

At Hutsell Elementary we pride ourselves on being a very eco-friendly campus. For ten years, we have had a fishing program at our school called Take Me Fishing Hutsell. Because fishing is such a big part of our school community, we thought it would be best to instill a monofilament recycling program at Hutsell. We have added a monofilament recycling tube to the gym and use it to teach about the effects of leaving loose fishing line after a day of fishing. It takes 600 years for monofilament fishing line to decompose back into the enviroment. Loose fishing line also accounts for hundreds of thousands of wildlife injuries and deaths each year.

Hutsell students are able to bring and recycle their used fishing line in our tube at Hutsell Elementary. All of the collected fishing line will then be sent to the Berkley fishing company were it will be repurposed into habitat mats when we can then use to teach students about aquatic habitats. So far this year, we have collected about half of one tube's amount of fishing line which resulted in over 100 feet of loose line!

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