What if I told you that you could help wildlife by drinking beer? Saltwater Brewery, a Delray Beach (Florida) company, has developed a six-pack for beers that actually helps sea creatures instead of risking their lives.
We use a lot of plastic – a whole lot. If there’s anything about humanity that leaves a mark on the planet, it’s plastic. But there are solutions for this massive problem. This one won’t save the world, but it just might help threatened sea creatures: the beer sixpack is not only 100% biodegradable, but it’s also edible – so it might give marine creatures a healthy snack instead of risking their health.
“It has been an extremely exciting process,” said We Believers chief strategy officer Marco Vega. “It’s 100 percent natural and biodegradable and we are also using materials that are ultimately edible and safe for wildlife to ingest and digest.”
This is the video they created to promote their product:
They eliminated plastic completely, instead using leftover barley and wheat from the brewing process, which makes it much easier. Many sea creatures confuse plastic for snacks and eat it, blocking their digestive system and putting themselves at a huge risk. Of course, the more people are on board, the better it will work, and that’s exactly what the company plans – to get others to join this initiative.
President Chris Gove said, “We want to influence the big guys and kind of inspire them to also get on board.”
Again, this won’t save the world from plastic pollution – but the kind of thing which can make a big different locally, and after all, that’s what it’s all about: think global, act local.