Marine Recycling in the Florida Keys

By Brightmark September 26th, 2022
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Learn more about our marine recycling partnership with NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary here.

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About the Program 

Brightmark and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are teaming up to effectively and sustainably decrease marine plastic pollution in the Florida Keys through strategic marine recycling. This first-of-its-kind plastics renewal program will recycle buoys and downlines found in the sanctuary’s upper and lower Keys that usually end up in landfills. By taking hard-to-recycle marine waste and diverting it away from landfills, Brightmark and FKNMS will turn it into new plastics products and keep our waters clean.


About the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) is one of 16 marine protected areas that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System. Administered by NOAA, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 3,800 square miles of waters surrounding the Florida Keys, from south of Miami westward to encompass the Dry Tortugas, excluding Dry Tortugas National Park.

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