Angler’s Covey joined the Costa Kick Plastic program back in 2019. While we did have to go back to single use bottles during Covid, we recommitted to the program in 2023 and beyond. With that commitment, all of our guides carry reusable water bottles for every guide trip, and we installed a permanent water bottle fill-station in the front hallway of the shop!
Kick Plastic aligns with our ethics and values of stewardship and conservation. We have seen an amazingly positive impact by making the switch! We estimate that Angler’s Covey has kept tens of thousands of single-use bottles out of landfills since we started our reusable bottle program. We would love for you to help us keep increasing that number!
About the Costa Kick Plastic program
Kick Plastic Goal
Our goal is to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles from every guide boat in North America within a decade. The Costa® Kick Plastic® Ambassador Program for Captains, Guides & Outfitters is designed to help make the switch from disposable to reusable water bottles in your business and send a message to clients that you are a steward of your waterway.
Here is the Pledge
(1) Eliminate the use of single-use plastic water bottles in operations.
(2) Work to eliminate the use of other types of single-use plastic including beverage bottles, plastic bags, straws, cups, and utensils and expanded polystyrene products such as coffee cups and takeout containers.
Some Stats and Facts
There is an estimated 75 to 199 million tons of plastic waste currently in our oceans, with a further 33 billion pounds of plastic entering the marine environment every single year. That’s the equivalent of a garbage truck emptying plastic into the ocean every single minute. Over 250 billion single use plastic bottles were not recycled last year.
Unlike some other kinds of waste, plastic doesn’t decompose. That means plastic can stick around indefinitely, wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. Some plastics float once they enter the ocean, though not all do. As the plastic is tossed around, much of it breaks into tiny pieces, called microplastics. The first thing that comes to mind for many people when they think of microplastics are the small beads found in some soaps and other personal care products. But microplastics also include bits of what were once larger items. Microfibers, shed from synthetic clothing or fishing nets, are another problematic form of microplastic. These fibers, beads, and microplastic fragments can all absorb harmful pollutants like pesticides, dyes, and flame retardants, only to later release them in the ocean.
Join Our Commitment
We would love for you to join us and commit to using reusable water bottles whenever possible and help keep our beloved waters free of plastic. We have several great options available here at the shop, and of course a water bottle fill-station to fill up on your way out to your next fishing adventure. Tag us in your photos with your reusable bottles!