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Enterprise Tackle introduces biodegradable imitation baits

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Chris Hornsby, of Enterprise Tackle, is pictured with a batch of biodegradable imitation bait.
↑ All of Enterprise Tackle's biodegradable baits will be identified with a sticker on the packaging.

Top UK imitation hookbait manufacturer, Enterprise Tackle, has announced groundbreaking plans to make all of its products biodegradeable.

The company has taken advantage of a new additive in plastic that makes its products break down within three years, compared to up to three centuries in normal plastic.

From early spring it will be offering biodegradable versions of its most popular baits, including the Popup Sweetcorn. Enterprise Tackle’s Chris Hornsby told Angling International that this was a groundbreaking development.

“I don’t know of any other manufacturer in the fishing tackle industry who is using biodegradable baits. Some use recycled plastic, but not biodegradable. The additive has not been around that long – it is a new technology.

“We feel that for Enterprise Tackle – the leader in imitation carp/coarse fishing baits –it was a no-brainer for us to go down this route as long as it did not affect the quality of the product in a negative way. Trials determined the baits looked and felt exactly the same as the original and catch results showed that their effectiveness was not altered in any way.”

Despite being more expensive to produce, Hornsby said that the added cost would not be passed onto consumers.

“We believe that the benefits to the environment and the positive message we will be sending out far outweighs any financial gain. For us, the best news is knowing that our waste from the production process that goes to landfill will now break down within around three years rather taking hundreds.”

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