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South Florida Brewery Using Eco-Friendly Rings to Reduce Plastic Waste, Protect Marine Animals

What to Know

  • Delray Beach based Saltwater Brewery recently began using the Eco Six Pack Rings on its Screamin’ Reels IPA.
  • The brewery says on its website they are the first one to use the edible product, made from by-product waste and other materials.

A South Florida brewery is doing something to help the environment by using eco-friendly rings on one of their products to help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the Atlantic Ocean, harming sea turtles and other marine life.

Delray Beach based Saltwater Brewery recently began using the Eco Six Pack Rings on its Screamin’ Reels IPA. The brewery says on its website they are the first one to use the edible product, made from by-product waste and other materials – including wheat and barley – to replace the traditional rings that animals get caught in or ingest.

"One-hundred percent of our post-hatchling patients that enter the hospital here at Loggerhead have plastic in their stomach," Katie O'Hara, Conservation Coordinator at Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, told NBC affiliate WPTV.

The beer is being sold at stores across South Florida, including Publix, Total Wine & More, ABC Fine Wine and Spirits and more as well as the Tasting Room at the brewery’s location off Atlantic Avenue just west of I-95.

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