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Florida Brewery Introduces Biodegradable Edible 6 Pack Rings

Business  (tags: Florida Brewey, Biodegradable, Edible, 6 Pack Rings, Sea Turles, Marine Life, Plastic Pollution, americans, business, environment, ethics, GoodNews, marketing, news, SustainableDevelopment, world )

- 349 days ago -
A South Florida brewery is now manufacturing and selling its craft beer using eco-6 pack rings to reduce the amount of plastic that is ending up in the ocean. They are edible and can be digested by sea turtles.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday June 4, 2018, 5:19 am
The rings are made of wheat and barley, and the makers of the rings designed them to replace the harmful plastic ones sea turtles get tangled with and eat in the ocean.

The sea turtle hospital at Loggerhead Marine Life Center has seen it all; sea turtles with amputated flippers, tangled turtles, and sick hatchlings, all injured or poisoned by plastic.

“One-hundred percent of our post-hatchling patients that enter the hospital here at Loggerhead have plastic in their stomach,” said Katie O’Hara, Conservation Coordinator at Loggerhead Marine Life Center.

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Animae C (508)
Monday June 4, 2018, 5:21 am
How about replacing all plastics with this?!?!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday June 4, 2018, 6:20 am
Animae, I wondered the same thing....especially plastics that are used or end up in fresh or salt water.

Peggy B (43)
Monday June 4, 2018, 9:41 am
I have cooking utensils and bowls made with this new material. Let's hope it's the way of the future.

Sue L (73)
Tuesday June 5, 2018, 5:31 am
brilliant idea! I hope it catches on and is widely used.

Sue H (7)
Tuesday June 5, 2018, 12:18 pm

David C (75)
Tuesday June 5, 2018, 2:01 pm
awesome! we need simple solutions like this for so many issues

Freya H (345)
Tuesday June 5, 2018, 8:18 pm
We cannot replace plastics with biodegradable stuff like this fast enough!

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 5:25 am
Totally agree, Freya!
It looks as though it'd work for relatively rigid plastic replacement - and I hope it spreads widely for all viable uses ...

I suspect we need other alternatives for plastics used to contain liquids. And the sooner they find the alternatives, & get them into very wide use, the better!

But I suspect that the fossil fuel lobby will do their best to block widespread adoption ...
plastics constitute part of their $$$$ interests

Janet B (0)
Wednesday June 6, 2018, 7:30 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday July 12, 2018, 12:44 am
I have seen this before. Than you for looking after our environment.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday July 17, 2018, 12:39 am
Thanks again
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