Six-pack rings can finally get littered into the ocean without all the fuss.
A brewery in Delray Beach, Florida heavily influenced by marine life enthusiasts created the prototype of a fully biodegradable and edible six-pack ring holder.
What is it made of?
The six-pack rings are made of barley and wheat remnants from the brewing process and are 100% biodegradable. It’s safe for fish, turtles, birds and other marine life to eat, unlike the plastic ring holders that are now killing them by the millions.
Why we need it.
Millions of marine life are killed by the plastic we put in the ocean, purposefully or not. How? I bet the fact America’s beer tolerance of 6.3 billion gallons per year has something to do with it. And the plastic it sheds along the way is to blame. It’s actually definitely to blame, according to the WaPo in 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Yikes.
Saltwater Brewery is here to change that, but it’s a work in progress. The product is currently only available in Florida but will hit the market soon. The innovation will run you a little more than the average six-pack, but they hope their initiative influences the “big guys” and inspires them to see the global impact that could be made if they got on board.
Now the real question, I know you want a six-pack, but do you drive-to-Florida want it? You tell me. Have you had their beer? How is it?