Turtle Snacks: Edible Six Pack Rings

So, I’m sure you’ve seen it – those terrible photos of sea creatures choking on plastic six pack rings. They get wrapped around necks and confused for food each and every time they end up floating out to sea. For me, it doesn’t get sadder. I’m not sure why I feel so much for these little creatures, but I really do. At one time, I thought cutting the rings was all you needed to do (I can’t even count how many times I’ve done that, making sure to get all those little spaces in between where the scissors don’t want to fit) but they still try and eat it even when it’s cut apart, so basically it still sucks a lot.

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Glass bottles in cardboard are still a great option no matter where you are, but if you happen to be in Florida there is a cool beer company called Saltwater Brewery that has started to make rings out of the leftovers from their brewing process that is completely edible. This new material will not only avoid harming the marine life, but will actually help enhance it by providing little snacks when and if they end up in front of a turtles mouth.

It’s some pretty cool stuff and it seems to be just as sturdy as plastic. It makes you wonder how many plastic things could be made with compostable materials instead of plastic. Keep your eyes open for it and maybe even consider asking your local shop to carry it or ask a bigger brewer if they might want to join in and help out our floating friends too.

What do you think? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 🙂

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27 thoughts on “Turtle Snacks: Edible Six Pack Rings

  1. rvramosptukie says:

    Aw I think this is great! They can’t avoid them going out into the sea but they’re doing what they can to stop them harming marine life! I love this!

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    • omprojectblog says:

      A lot of people don’t think about it, but plastic comes from oil which is big money… it’s a great invention, but it’s used in excess to help a few people with serious money addictions.

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  2. Sunny says:

    Thanks for sharing this great development. In Maine plastic bags are outlawed and the bags are Mad from cornstarch. They’re sturdy but biodegrade well. Fwiw, we buy coffee pods from San Francisco Bay Coffee Co because all parts are biodegradable except the filter fiber. And thanks for stopping by to like my blog post on hummus!

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  3. Sunny says:

    Thanks for the follow! I returned to the favor. I made some fresh, raw pasta sauce from homemade tomatoes and plan to make zoodles with a huge organic zucchini my friend gave me over the weekend!

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  4. buffster666 says:

    Awesome, have you heard of my biodegradable phone cases? I think the brand is Pelo, they decompose too.

    Also, my friends brought me a reusable coffee mug to take on the go. It’s made of bamboo and the packaging says to crush it then add it to composting when I’m done with it. 😄

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