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Monday, August 1, 2016

Florida brewery creates edible six-pack rings to protect marine wildlife

Published in The Growler on May 16, 2016
Screen Shot from Saltwater Brewerys Youtube video
Screen Shot from Saltwater Brewerys Youtube video
Screenshot from Saltwater Brewery’s Youtube video
Florida has a special connection to the ocean.
The state is home to the Florida Reef, the third largest living coral reef in the world and the only one found in the continental United States. Many of its professional sports teams are aquatic themed (Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for example).
So it’s no wonder that a Florida craft brewery in Delray Beach was the one to come up with an edible six-pack ring to help save marine life from being entangled or ingesting in plastic debris.
Saltwater Brewery and We Believers—an advertising agency in New York—developed the durable packaging solution for six-packs from spent grain from the brewing process. The resulting product is claimed to be not only biodegradable, but also edible for fish and other sea life.