SaltWater Brewery Creates Edible Six Pack Rings
Thought that cutting the rings open on a 6-pack was enough, unfortunately it’s not. Sea turtles, fish and marine mammals still ingest those plastic beer rings, so SaltWater Brewery invented edible six pack rings. Hopefully other breweries will follow suit.
By Shira Kogut on Feb. 01, 2017
The devastating effects that plastic six-pack rings can have to both wildlife and the environment have been proven time and time again. Huge thumbs up to SaltWater Brewery for this fantastic eco-friendly invention!
SaltWater Brewery’s Edible Six Pack Rings
Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, recently released edible six-pack rings, a brand-new approach to sustainable beer packaging. Head of Brand at Saltwater Brewery Peter Agardy says, “It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea.” Brewery President Chris Gove notes, “We hope to influence the big guys and hopefully inspire them to get on board.”
What are the edible six pack rings made of?
These six-pack rings are 100 percent biodegradable and edible—constructed of beer byproducts, like barley and wheat that are leftover from the brewing process. This packaging can actually be safely eaten by animals that may come into contact with them. Also, if the product ends up in the ocean, they will safely disintegrate.
Video: SaltWater Brewery “Edible Six Pack Rings”
The design is just as strong as plastic packaging but it’s more expensive to produce the company said. However, it hopes customers will be willing to pay a bit more in order to help the environment. We hope other breweries will jump on the bandwagon and make safer 6-pack rings for our marine friends.
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