Edible Six Pack Rings Can Save Marine Life

Posted: May 23 2016, 9:08am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Edible Six Pack Rings Can Save Marine Life
  • Novel Edible Six Pack Rings manufactured from Beer Derivatives

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Novel sets of edible six pack rings are being manufactured from beer derivatives. This will make the throwaway product environment-friendly in its nature.

An American brewery is all set to revolutionize six pack rings via making them biodegradable in nature. A video clip of these edible six pack rings went viral on the internet. Normally, six pack rings are manufactured from plastic.

Yet these plastic rings have a detrimental effect on the environment. They get entangled with the necks of birds and turtles. Also, they cause everything from choking living animals to causing their guts to fill up with plastic if ingested. The ordinary result is death.

Florida’s Saltwater Brewery serves everyone from fishermen to surfers to sea lovers. In synch with an ad agency termed We Believers, the brewery initiated a project to make six pack rings more environment-friendly in nature.

The result is edible six pack rings. According to one of the insiders, it has been a very exciting journey that has been undertaken by the companies. The video clip has been passed on between sharers and seen millions of times.

Barley and wheat are by-products of the beer-making process. When the six pack rings are made from these products, they automatically become edible and benign. They can then be consumed by turtles and birds.

Even fish can eat these edible six pack rings without incurring any harmful side effects. The material is totally natural and can break down easily into its components.

Since marine life forms often get killed due to ingesting or becoming entangled in six pack rings, these new edible products are a revolutionary way of preventing any unnecessary wildlife deaths.

It is a part of the animal conservation drive that is meant to promote biodiversity and a healthy environment where no living form has a total monopoly over things.

Nevertheless, there are critics who point out that wheat and barley are not normally found in the diets of marine animals. It will have to be seen in the long term whether this new scheme of things suits marine animals or not.

One thing which is for sure though is that it is an alternative that is a hundred times better than original plastic six pack rings. Initially, 400,000 such rings will be churned out from the factories.

Each ring will have a price tag of 10 to 15 cents. It is a price that savvy consumers are ready to pay in order to save the marine life on the planet.

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