Earlier this yr MidCurrent reported on the launch of latest compostable line spools from RIO Fly Strains. These spools have formally launched.
As an alternative of delivery their fly traces on plastic spools, RIO will now package deal all their traces on a 100% compostable, recyclable spool. The spools themselves are constructed from 100% recycled newsprint which were used a minimum of as soon as. By utilizing these compostable spools, RIO estimates they’ll maintain 20,000 kilos of plastic out of landfills every year.
“Our plastic spools obtained the job performed and had been technically comprised of a recyclable resin, polypropylene,” mentioned R&D Supervisor Chris Walker. “Sadly, discovering recycling facilities that settle for polypropylene may be an inconvenience and a big proportion of these spools ended up in landfills. Our compostable spool does the identical job with a vastly decrease environmental affect, from uncooked supplies to waste stream. The choice to change was straightforward and aligns with RIO’s dedication to environmental stewardship.”
This transfer by RIO will nearly actually spur different line makers to observe go well with. We must always count on to see different sustainability strikes made in different areas of fly fishing, as effectively.
These new spools will work on any present line winder, as effectively. The compostable spools have the identical geometry because the outdated plastic ones.