Fishing line entanglements result in the death of more than 1,400 seals a year in Australia.
In 2012 Melbourne Zoo responded to more than 80 marine mammals and birds that had become entangled in somebody's waste. Most of these were caused by fishing line.
Seal the Loop bins are specially designed and installed in selected fishing locations, making it easy for anglers to ensure their waste never harms wildlife. The bins are made from recycled plastic collected at Melbourne Zoo.
Find a Seal the Loop bin near you!
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More than 140 Seal the Loop bins have now been distributed since November 2010.
Get a Seal the Loop bin installed near you! Contact Ben at Zoos Victoria
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Next time you are at Melbourne Zoo, ensure that you recycle your plastic waste and contribute to the creation of more Seal the Loop bins.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Zoos Victoria offers volunteering opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
Use your skills and experience to help us fight extinction!