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Edible Six-Pack Rings Feed Sea Creatures Instead Of Killing Them
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Edible Six-Pack Rings Feed Sea Creatures Instead Of Killing Them

If ever you needed a reason to grab a beer and celebrate, this is it. But only if you grab a beer brewed by Saltwater Brewery, because they’re the guys behind this brilliant new idea.

They’ve managed to develop six-pack rings that are 100% biodegradable. That’s pretty cool already, but the best part is that they’re also totally edible! According to the video below, Americans drank 6.3 billion gallons of beer last year, and 50% of that was from cans. Most of the plastic six-pack rings used end up in the ocean where they pose a devastating threat to marine life and birds. So the craft beer company from Delray Beach, Florida decided to ‘re-invent the loop’ by making their six-pack rings not only safe for wildlife but delicious as well! They’re made from beer by-products like barley and wheat and even humans can snack on them while relaxing with a cold one (although we wouldn’t recommend it). We’ll drink to that!

More info: Saltwater Brewery (h/t: Huffpost)

A US brewery has developed six-pack rings that are totally biodegradable…

And 100% edible!

Americans drank 6.3 billion gallons of beer last year, and 50% of that was from cans

Most of the plastic six-pack rings used end up in the ocean

Where they pose a very serious threat to marine life and sea birds

The rings are expensive to produce but hopefully people will pay a little more to help protect marine life

The brand also believes manufacturing costs will go down if other breweries adopt the idea

“We hope to influence the big guys,” says Chris Goves, Saltwater Brewery’s president. We’ll drink to that!

You can learn more about this awesome idea by watching the video here:

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Natalie Blenkhorn
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely love this idea. Whenever I come across one of these (the plastic kind) or elastic bands I always pick them up and get rid of them safely.

dougdoug
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

me too when ever i find one i pull out my pocket knife and cut all the loops then throw it in a trash bin, or if none are around pocket it until i find one.

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Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea idea! But it let me highly sceptical about the "edible" part...marine ecosystems receive already A LOT of organic matter from the continent (continental waters for example). It would be enough if it was biodegradable and usable in your compost...and of course instruct people to not throw everything everywhere!

Cassie Williams
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We've been trying to get people to "not throw everything everywhere" for a long time now. It's a pipe dream. My stepfather used the throw trash on the ground deliberately because he believed he was "creating jobs and people need jobs". Some people just plain don't care. For whatever reason, trash is going to happen. I'm all for making that trash the best it can be for the environment.

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Natalie Blenkhorn
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely love this idea. Whenever I come across one of these (the plastic kind) or elastic bands I always pick them up and get rid of them safely.

dougdoug
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

me too when ever i find one i pull out my pocket knife and cut all the loops then throw it in a trash bin, or if none are around pocket it until i find one.

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Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea idea! But it let me highly sceptical about the "edible" part...marine ecosystems receive already A LOT of organic matter from the continent (continental waters for example). It would be enough if it was biodegradable and usable in your compost...and of course instruct people to not throw everything everywhere!

Cassie Williams
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We've been trying to get people to "not throw everything everywhere" for a long time now. It's a pipe dream. My stepfather used the throw trash on the ground deliberately because he believed he was "creating jobs and people need jobs". Some people just plain don't care. For whatever reason, trash is going to happen. I'm all for making that trash the best it can be for the environment.

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