Saltwater Brewery, a small craft beer brand in Florida, tackles the issue of plastic 6-pack rings with sheer genius
Recent projections state that, by 2050, there might be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Take into account that Americans consume more than 6 billion gallons of beer per year, that at least 50 percent of those beers come in cans, that those beers are usually held together with a plastic ring around them, and you get a pretty accurate idea of what is at stake. Even if you dispose of your plastic 6-pack ring properly, they might eventually end up in the ocean.
That’s where Saltwater Brewery, a small craft beer brand in Florida, jumps in. They created, designed and manufactured edible 6-pack rings that, instead of killing marine fauna, are basically fish food. Now, they are hoping other breweries might follow their lead, making these edible, biodegradable 6-pack rings even more affordable to manufacture than the classic plastic ones.
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