It’s nice to see companies take steps to protect the earth.

June 8th, 2016

The rings are constructed of barley and wheat ribbons.....



Today post was written by Ryan Melowic, Vice President of Customer Services at SafeSourcing.

Through my readings, I uncovered a company in Delray Beach, Florida named Saltwater Brewery who has developed six-pack rings which are 100 percent biodegradable and edible. The rings are constructed of barley and wheat ribbons which can be safely eaten by animals who come into contact with the refuge.

According to an article on Besides being biodegradable and edible, this innovative technology is still as resistant and efficient as the plastic packaging it replaces. It is, understandably, more expensive to produce, but many customers are willing to pay the difference knowing that it’s better for the environment and animal life. However, if more breweries would implement this technology, the production cost would lower and be competitive with the current plastic options, saving hundreds of thousands of marine lives.

Head of Brand at Saltwater Brewery, Peter Agardy says, “It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea,” but as President Chris Gove notes, “We hope to influence the big guys and hopefully inspire them to get on board.”

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