Plastic six-pack rings from cans of soda or beer end up in the oceans all too often. As a result, each year hundreds of thousands of seabirds and marine mammals find themselves either entrapped in the plastic or dying after ingesting it. In an effort to address that problem, Saltwater Brewery, along with WeBelievers, developed an eco-friendly six-pack ring for its products that is completely edible. Saltwater Brewery's edible rings are made from the barley and wheat remnants that are created during the beer brewing process. The resulting rings are 100% biodegradable, compostable, and edible, and they are also strong enough to support the weight of a six-pack of beer. This innovation marks the first time an entirely edible and biodegradable six-pack ring has been implemented in the industry.
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 1, 2016
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