Monofilament Recycling Program


Don't leave your line behind! 

 

Launching on Earth Day, April 22, 2014, CBA's Monofilament Recycling Program began as the class project for the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce's 2013-2014 Destin FORWARD group. Each year, the Destin FORWARD group is tasked to come up with a project that will have a positive impact on the Destin community. Understanding the economic ties Destin has to its waterways as a vacation/fishing destination, the 2013-2014 group knew establishing a Monofilament Recycling Program would benefit the health and sustainability of local waterways.

 

What is Monofilament?

  • Monofilament is a strand of strong, flexible plastic used for fishing.

 

Why does CBA recycle Monofilament?

  • Often, derelict fishing line finds its way into the marine environment, where it poses a threat to both humans and wildlife. Hundreds of fish, birds and land animals are entangled in monofilament each year. Wildlife monofilament entaglement results in drowning, starvation, loss of flipper, tail or wings and even death.
  • Comprised of non-degradable plastic, monofilament takes over 600 years to break down!

 

 

Where are the Monofilament Recycling bins located?

CBA's Monofilament Recycling Program bins are located at various points along the Destin Harbor, at Bluewater Bay Marina Complex in Niceville, FL, and at Nick's Seafood Restaurant in Freeport, FL.

 

Can I use the bins to recycle my Monofilament?

YES! CBA encourages everyone to recycle their fishing line in our bins!

*Be sure to remove all hooks and tackle from your monofilament line before depositing it in the recycling bin!*