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Hungarian tackle supplier enhances green credentials

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Energofish has embarked on a Go Green intiative with the help of Czech Republic-based Egerfish, maker of lead-free weights.

One of Hungary’s top suppliers of fishing tackle has embarked on a collaboration that will enhance its environmental credentials.

Energofish has partnered with Czech Republic-based Egerfish on a project to introduce its own lead-free fishing weights for 2021 and to work with the company on developing other environmentally-friendly products as part of its Go Green initiative.

Sándor Sujkó, Product Developer at Energofish, told Angling International: “The two companies had a chance to get together in Amsterdam in 2018 when we started looking at a range of lead-free weights.

“Egerfish is a leader in providing alternatives to lead, and that is a direction in which we believe Energofish should be moving. It will be a major challenge for us to establish environmentally-friendly products in our domestic market. Many anglers are not aware of the dangers of lead to the environment. It is not just a price issue.

“It will be a long process but we believe we have a responsibility to start to change the mindset of anglers.

“It is not only lead-free weights that we are working on. For a long time we have been looking at changing the ingredients in a lot of our baits and groundbaits to ensure they are more environmentally friendly.

“We are also close to eliminating single-use plastic in our warehouse and retail stores, providing multi-use fabric bags for our clients. These are small steps to begin with, but we believe that we can gradually help deliver a greener fishing community.”

Sujkó praised the contribution of Egerfsh in its Go Green project. “It has a clear business philosophy and a professional team behind the brand.”

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