There will be many happy fishermen out there after learning that old socks, the ones that are no longer useful because of extended and often, over-extended use, can be recycled to create brand new fishing nets.

This innovative solution is especially great for people who have an unhealthy attachment to the popular accessory and will go to lengths to keep them in their drawers. The company is accepting single socks as well as holey socks but draws the line at dirty. They must be washed before they are given for recycling.

Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and to combat pollution from old socks, a leading manufacturer of yarn decided to turn them into fishing nets.
Fishermen around the world are sometimes losing their nets in the sea, usually because of bad weather conditions. By producing new nets out of recycled socks, the companies are minimizing use of raw materials and turning waste into sustainable equipment.

To find out more about the process and to recycle your old socks visit:
Make sure they are postmarked by April Fool’s Day!