The guys at Saltwater Brewery want to help save the environment. Every year, hundreds of thousands of sea animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, fish, and sharks, choke to death trying to ingest plastic rings floating throughout the ocean. To help fight this, Saltwater Brewery, located in Delray Beach, Florida, has found a way to make the plastic rings edible.
Using the leftover barley and wheat from the beer-making process, they have created biodegradable six-pack rings that are safe to eat and will easily break down, making their creation completely safe for the environment. The company plans to use their innovation on all the cans they manufacture at their brewery, some 400,000 per month. “It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fishermen, surfers and people that love the sea,” says Peter Agardy, head of brand at Saltwater Brewery. But it is an investment for the future that is important for those at the company.
Although the rings are more expensive to manufacture than their plastic predecessors, the brewery hopes that everyone—consumers and businesses alike—will make the sacrifice to pay a little more to help save the environment. They foresee the prices going down in the future when manufacturing the edible rings becomes mainstream.
Learn more about their initiative here.
[Via: Lost At E Minor]