It's a simple, unavoidable fact that sustainable carrier bags cost more than their plastic counterparts. We don't know why, we just know that they do. We also know, however, that people are increasingly concerned with what business in general, and the retail sector in particular are doing to reduce plastic waste, and are looking to spend their money with environmentally and socially responsible companies. Obviously, we want Angling Direct to be a company that anglers want to shop with, and are happy to recommend to others, which is why we’ve made the investment to bring sustainable, durable, biodegradable paper bags to our stores.
The perfect option for packing up the selection of lures you’ve chosen from our wide range of loose options and dedicated kits, or for carrying your session’s worth of bait tubs and boilies back, these bags are as reinforced and built-to-last as we could get them – and they’re coming to an AD store near you soon, so keep your eyes peeled, and get on the AD paper trail to make an immediate difference, with a simple switch.
Why Does It Matter?
Plastic pollution is a growing concern for everyone, but, with evidence that plastic waste isn’t just impacting our oceans, but also the network of lakes and rivers that flow together to create a vibrant, thriving water system, and an aquatic habitat that a wealth of fish species can live and grow large in, taking steps to reduce the amount of plastic in circulation is something that will pay anglers back time and again, in terms of more fish caught, and larger, healthier specimens. You’ll also be fishing more attractive waters, with less likelihood of your line snagging on someone else’s rubbish – a win all round.
What If I Need Something Stronger?
As well as our brand-new paper bags, we’re also still selling our hessian bags for life, as well as a wide range of luggage with styles suitable for transporting everything from carp rods to cookware out to the bank in safe, striking style that suits your look and your budget.
What Else Are You Doing?
We’re not just about changing plastic bags for paper versions! As an environmentally and socially conscious retailer, every single AD store, across the UK, has a dedicated bin for collecting used fishing line. Once the bins are full, we empty them, sort the line into its various types, and send it off to the Anglers’ National Line Recycling Scheme, a fantastic grassroots initiative that Angling Direct is proud to have helped achieve national reach, and a significant impact in reducing the amount of fishing line going to landfill.
Paper bags. Recycled line. If you want an easy way to make a global difference, then simply keep shopping with Angling Direct; we do the work of social responsibility, so you don’t have to, and are as serious about our environmental responsibilities as we are about your fishing.
To see what we get up to in store besides offering paper bags rather than plastic at the tills, and to explore more of the angling lifestyle, why not subscribe to our YouTube channelfor store visits, behind the scenes, sessions on the bank, and more?