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Solution Search: Net Your Problem in Alaska, California, and Maine

Net Your Problem, LLC (NYP) engages coastal communities, recyclers, manufacturers and brands to contribute to the blue and circular economies by recycling end of life fishing gear. Started in 2017 in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, NYP has facilitated diverting 880,000 lbs of retired fishing gear from landfills and the environment. This material instead is cycled back into the plastic supply chain to be remade into new products.

With success seen in implementing a recycling service in solution to the abundance of end of life fishing gear, NYP has developed recycling programs in southern California, and Maine, with a program in development in American Samoa. The key elements of success that we have seen through our three programs include creating a local connection who is familiar with the geography and industry and working side by side with the community.

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