Florida brewery unveils six-pack rings that feed sea turtles rather than kill them

This sounds pretty good to me.

(From NOLA.com)

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 rings was expensive. E6PR hopes other breweries – both small and large – will buy into the new rings and help bring costs down.

I’d give any beer a try at least once if it was packaged like this.