Saving Ocean Life encourages fishermen to participate in the Stow It, Don’t Throw It project. By using personal sized monofilament recycling bins, you can help reduce the amount of fishing line that ends up in our waterways. SOL created these containers made out of recycled tennis ball cans that can be attached to any size watercraft. These bins are designed to serve as an intermediate step for anglers and boaters to safely store their used fishing line until they can dispose of it properly later.
Saving Ocean Life is an organization created by kids for kids. SOL was started in 2014 by Joey Goldstein, currently a high school student at NSU University School. SOL strives to help clean up beaches and waterways with the hopes to save marine life and our ecosystem from trash and plastic pollution. The organization hosts educational events and beach clean ups throughout the year. Families have learned about things such as sea turtles, sharks and Florida’s coral reefs. A sustainable fishing workshop in the fall of 2019, prompted members to create the Stow It, Don’t Throw It recycling cans. Their most popular event is the annual Trash Treasure Hunt which was postponed this year due to the pandemic. Instead, SOL has launched a Beach Cleanup Challenge where individuals can win prizes.