Brewery introduces biodegradable, edible six-pack rings for marine life

(ABC 33) — A South Florida brewery is now manufacturing and selling its craft beer using eco-six pack rings to reduce the amount of plastic that is ending up in the ocean.

The edible six-pack rings can be ingested by sea turtles and other marine life without killing them. 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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