Let’s Kick the Habit of Plastic Fly Containers

Do you ever think about how you add to the waste stream when you buy flies?

I’m talking about those little plastic containers used to hold the flies you buy at your local fly shop.

It may not seem like much, but you’re part of a big, big problem. The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) estimates fly shop retail sales use bout 3.5 million plastic containers annually. That’s a lot of plastic that’s eventually going into landfills.

Now AFFTA has announced new initiative to reduce that waste stream by offering recycled paper fly boxes for sale to its members.

Your local fly shop can do its part.

And we can do our part as individual fly fishers. We can use old containers the next time we go in to buy flies rather than use a new container – whether paper or plastic.


Author: Tom

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