Monofilament Recycling Containers

We discussed marine debris awareness and prevention and assembled 350 fishing line recycling containers with the help of 25 middle school students at our Earth Day event!

Love A Sea Turtle is the North Carolina coordinator for Stow It-Don’t Throw It – a marine debris awareness and prevention project. With the help of area racquet clubs who collect the empty tennis and racquetball containers for us, we repurpose them into personal-size fishing line recycling containers. With the velcro straps, they can be attached to a kayak, boat, table, belt loop, etc. for collecting discarded fishing line and hooks and preventing marine life entanglement.

Service Project Video

A group of ECU Honors College students partnered with Love A Sea Turtle for a monofilament recycling service project. Here’s their video recapping the project. “Together, you and me can keep a turtle safe at sea!”

Community Service

ECU Honors College freshmen, Boys & Girls Club members & Love A Sea Turtle had a productive day with multiple service learning projects. 16 students and faculty joined Boys & Girls Club members and myself baking cookies, assembling 200 fishing line recycling containers, and having fun!