Instead of polyethylene six pack rings that choke fish and other aquatic animals, one brewery has started making their own design that feeds the fish.
We've all seen the impact of trash on wildlife. The images of everything from birds, turtles, and fish that have somehow managed to find their way stuck growing a plastic six pack ring have become all too common. We've been taught to cut them so that wildlife somewhere down the line doesn't fall victim to our carelessness, but even with that precaution we're still throwing a handful of plastic into the landfill with every sixer.
Well, Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida has developed a new, much more sensible solution to that problem.
The new rings are actually made from by-products of organic waste materials like wheat and barley used in the brewing process.
"It's a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea," Peter Agardy, head of brand at the brewery, said.
Saltwater Brewery wants to challenge other industry brewers in the market to follow suit. An increase in demand for their edible packaging would likely make it more efficient and cost effective to produce it on a larger scale.
"We hope to influence the big guys and hopefully inspire them to get on board," Chris Gove, president of the company, added.
Cheers to that!