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Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean

December 22, 2016

Great invention.  Perhaps humans will start eating them when they add salt and vinegar!

A craft beer company has brewed up a brilliant idea.

by Elyse Wanshel Huffington Post

Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, has created edible six-pack rings that feed, rather than kill, marine life if the rings end up in the ocean and an animal happens to eat it. The rings are created from beer by-products during the brewing process such as barley and wheat and are completely safe for humans and fish to eat.

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The rings are also 100 percent biodegradable and compostable, which just ups the product’s sustainability game.

The brand says that the innovative design is as resistant and efficient as plastic packaging. The only drawback is that edible six-pack rings are more expensive to produce. But the company hopes that customers will be willing to pay a little more in order to help the environment and animal life.

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“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 Saltwater Brewery, said in the video.

The brand also believes that if more breweries hop on this bandwagon, prices may go down. If more companies invested in the technology, production cost would go down and edible rings would become competitive with plastic ones, saving marine lives ­— which is desperately needed. 

ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
An Indonesian child collects garbages on the coast near a fishing village in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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