Lake Mac innovation: casting fishing waste to furniture

Lake Mac innovation

An initiative to recycle fishing line waste and turn it into street furniture is one of the projects that has been supported as part of Council’s Innovator Support Program.

The initiative will include the installation of fishing tackle bins across Lake Macquarie’s popular fishing spots to collect fishing line waste and divert it from entering our lake and ocean. The aim will then be to reuse and recycle 100 per cent of the waste in products such as street furniture.

Applicant and avid fishing enthusiast Renee Tuxford has ambitious plans for the simple but potentially significant impact that the installation of fishing tackle bins will have on the environment and the Lake Mac community.

“As a family we love fishing, but we often find lost and littered fishing line at jetties and on the lake foreshore that either ends up in the environment or landfill. It’s a huge problem that impacts our environment, waterways and wildlife,” Ms Tuxford said.

Read the full article here OR learn more about Newcastle Street Furniture’s use of fishing line to concrete here.