Would You Eat This?

Every now and then I hear about an idea so brilliant that I wonder why it wasn’t executed years ago.

So, we all know that 6-pack rings (the kind that hold sodas and beer) are terrible for the environment. A lot of them end up strangling birds and fish in the ocean. Even if you clip them, animals can die by trying to eat them.

Saltwater Brewery stepped up to solve this problem. They invented an edible, biodegradeable 6-pack ring from barley and wheat remnants from the brewing process. It appears to function as a perfect alternative to plastic.

Now, I’m sure it’s a few cents more expensive to make. But a few cents must be worth it, right? I hope some of the big beer manufacturers will try it out.

Here’s the 2-minute video about it: