Great news, beer lovers! Now you can drink beer and save the planet at the same time. All it took was a small brewery with a mission and a 3D printer. This is upcycling at it’s finest.
Plastic six-pack holders are killing marine life
For decades, we’ve been taught the dangers of plastic six-pack holders. We’ve diligently cut each ring every time we drank a six-pack – either of soda or beer – and then we’ve tossed the cans and the plastic in the recycling bin. Unfortunately, not everyone did this, and a disturbing amount of plastic six-pack holders ended up in landfills, in parks, or in the ocean where they pose a serious threat to marine life and land animals.
Save a turtle, drink a beer
Now, a Florida-based brewery, Saltwater Brewery, has come up with the brilliant and long overdue idea of creating an edible six-pack holder. There are so many great things with this holder we almost can contain ourselves (no pun intended.)
First: leftover wheat and barley from the brewing process is used to create the holder, reducing waste
Second: the six-pack holder is completely digestible, feeding the animals instead of killing them
Third: if the animals don’t feel like a wheat and barley snack, the holder is fully biodegradable
The first edible six-pack holder
The company used a 3D printer to make the six-pack holder. Although it is going to be a little more expensive, it’s totally worth it in the long run. Wouldn’t you pay a little extra for such a big impact? We would!
Recycled furniture and accessories in Denver
If you’re interested in buying waste-reducing, upcycled, recycled, and repurposed products, furniture, and accessories, stop by our Denver location, or talk to one of our designers about customizing a piece for you. Be a responsible consumer and feel good about the products you buy.