We are the first fly fishing company to partner with ‘Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme’


Written by: Isobella Ash

We are delighted to establish a recycling partnership with the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS). This scheme is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and has identified a sustainable route for fishing line to be recycled.

The non-profit, voluntary scheme was founded and launched in 2018 by the Local Independent Sea Anglers in conjunction with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.  The only funding, they obtain comes via donations from anglers, tackle shops, fisheries and manufacturers.

More than 185 shops have already signed up to the ANLRS, together with several fisheries, angling clubs and charter boats. However, we are the first fly fishing company to partner offering recycling points in all 18 of our UK-based stores taking the total to over 200 shops within 11 months of the scheme being launched nationally.

Viv Shears, Co-Founder at the ANLR Scheme said, “There are certain moments as a scheme, such as the ANLRS, develops that feel like big steps forward and having Orvis UK become a corporate sponsor is one of these. The scheme is something that uniquely encompasses all of angling in its various forms and to have one of the most respected fly-fishing brands supporting us is fantastic. We look forward to developing our relationship and allowing fly anglers to recycle their old monofilament, braids and especially fly lines via the Orvis stores across the country.” 

James Doyle, Retail Sales Manager here at Orvis UK added, “Orvis UK are delighted to partner with the ANLRS by offering fishing line recycling bins in all of our UK stores. The ANLRS offers the most environmentally effective route to fishing line recycling in the UK and we’re inviting anglers across all disciplines to recycle fishing line in any of our Orvis UK stores nationwide.”

For more information on the scheme please visit https://www.anglers-nlrs.co.uk/ and to find your nearest Orvis UK store https://stores.orvis.co.uk/

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