Seal the Loop bins are saving our precious marine wildlife.
Wildlife in our marine and aquatic environments are impacted through dangers such as entanglement caused by discarded fishing line and other materials.
Fishing line entanglements result in the death of an estimated 1,400 seals every year in Australia.
Seal the Loop aims to prevent this material entering the environment at all, by installing brightly coloured bins in popular fishing spots for anglers to dispose their waste in.
Made from recycled plastics, they also contain messaging to help promote responsible disposal of fishing materials and advice if someone sees injured wildlife.
Coastcare Victoria is the official partner for Seal the Loop.
As an organisation with a network of over 330 coastal volunteer groups, they play a key role in promoting and expanding the campaign into new locations and lead an annual assessment of the bin collections to measure the amount of fishing waste collected.
A 2013 study of coast users found that 56% of those who come across a Seal the Loop bin changed their waste disposal behaviours as a result.
Install, use or maintain a Seal the Loop fishing line bin.
Currently more than 260 Seal the Loop bins are found along Victoria's coast and waterways.
You can ask your local council or community group to install a Seal the Loop fishing line bin and help save your local marine life from entanglements.
Seal the Loop bins are monitored and emptied through the amazing work of local bin custodians.
Between March and May, we ask the custodians to tell us what they are finding when they empty their bins.
This data is crucial to help measure how effective the bins are at preventing waste from entering the environment.
Want to help out?
Are you interested in getting a Seal the Loop fishing line bin installed near you and managing the maintenance of your bin? Complete this registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org