Story last updated at 8/20/2014 - 8:40 pm
The Wrangell Cooperative Association, in conjunction with the Petersburg Indian Association, Trident Seafoods and th city of Wrangell, has started a new recycling iniative that aims to send old fishing nets to Slovenia.
Katarina Sostaric of KSTK-FM first reported on the program, which WCA began after a survey found illegal dumping at the top of a list of town concerns.
Fishing nets are a particular problem in Wrangell because they cause problems with garbage trucks and landfill equipment.
Nets can now be dropped off at the Wrangell landfill, where they will be shipped to Petersburg, which has an existing net recycling program.
Petersburg will ship the nets to Seattle, where they will be forwarded on to Slovenia to be melted down and made into new nylon products.