Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings that Feed, Rather Than Kill Marine Life

American company Craft brewery, could influence big beer and soft drink companies to replace plastic six-pack rings with edible ones, potentially saving millions of sea creatures

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A brewery started by surfers, fishermen and “people who love the sea” has developed edible ring-holders for their six-packs of beer.

The material – made of barley and wheat remnants from the brewing process – is 100-percent biodegradable and safe for fish, turtles, birds and other marine life to eat, unlike the plastic ring-holders that are now killing them by the millions.

Each year, “an estimated one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles become entrapped in plastic or ingest it and die,” says marine biologist Mark Tokulka in the video below.

 

In light of the recent projection that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s a step in the right direction!

Article taken from “Return To Now”




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