A sign of the future of plastic packaging? This biodegradable six-pack ring not only rapidly biodegrades, it is actually edible for sea turtles.

You’ve probably seen the heart-wrenching photos of the damage plastic six-pack rings can do to marine life. They tangle the wings of sea birds, choke seals and warp the shells of growing sea turtles. A Florida brewery has a solution: six-pack rings that that can either biodegrade or serve as a snack for wildlife. After years of research and development, the rings – made of wheat and barley – are now popping up in south Florida stores. Saltwater Brewery , a craft microbrewery in Delray Beach, developed the rings with a startup called E6PR . Troubleshooting and manufacturing the […]

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