WATCH: Environmentally Friendly Six Pack Rings Protect And Feed Wildlife

May 30, 2018

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A Florida brewery has introduced new packaging to hold their six-packs of beer that aren't made of damaging plastic. Instead, the new six-pack rings either biodegrade or can be safely eaten by marine animals.

Saltwater Brewery is a microbrewery in Delray Beach. They've been working for years to solve the problem of marine life getting tangled or trapped in plastic. Finally, along with a startup called E6PR (which stands for Eco Six Pack Ring), they've finally come up with a solution; rings made of wheat and barley. These six-pack holders have already begun appearing in stores in south Florida where plastic pollution is a huge problem.