Making its debut at EFTTEX 2019 was a UK organisation dedicated to encouraging anglers to recycle their old fishing lines by placing them in bins at tackle shops and fisheries.
Representatives of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) joined the event to introduce the organisation and its work to the industry across Europe.
And according to Viv Shears, who manned the booth with colleague Steve Tapp, they were bowled over by the response from the trade. "Being in Brussels was an opportunity to tell a wider audience about what we are doing with line recycling. The response was nothing short of fantastic and we have a huge amount of follow-up discussions to have with those who came to chat to us."
Shears added that with ANLRS well established in the UK - it already has recycling bins in up to 25% of the region's tackle shops – the show was an opportunity to spread the word further afield.
"We talked to a number of line manufacturers who were very interested in the scheme and could appreciate the benefits of collaborating with us."
ANLRS is a donation-led, non-profit scheme that was formed just over 17 months ago with the aim of making the recycled line into fishing products of the future. For more information on ANLRS please contact firstname.lastname@example.org