Everyone Needs a Six Pack Like This
Happy mid October everyone and welcome to another stellar Green Tip Tuesday! Chilly temps are settin’ in and frosty mornings are upon us, folks. In case you missed out on the amazing news, Mt. Mansfield had its first blessing of snow yesterday. It was only a dusting, but it still counts! Quickly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who came out to Bolton Valley for our Powe. Mountain Project this past weekend and to @switchbackbeer for the victory drinks!
As you can tell, we here at Powe. Snowboards, are huge fans of craft beer, so this week we’re going to take a look at @saltwaterbrewery, a microbrewery based out of Florida. Now, I’ve never had a brew from them, but I’ll have to check them out based solely on how they distribute their six packs. Instead of using the traditional approach of connected plastic rings to keep the cans together, they looked at the problem at hand (gross plastic consumption and effect on environment) and created a solution.
As lovers of the sea and fellow gnar seekers they set out to create a biodegradable version of the plastic ring holders to not only protect oceans from plastic but land and terrestrial life as well. They were able to do this by using ribbons of barley and wheat from the brewing process and repurposing it into a solid form that they are able to distribute their product with. Not only are these rings biodegradable, but they are 100% safe for animals to consume. This can have a huge impact on marine health because even though you may snip all the plastic rings so animals can’t get entangled in it, they still can end up ingesting the plastic pieces. Using edible six pack rings you are literally feeding animals instead of killing them.
The only draw back that I see to these edible six pack rings is that they are a bit more expensive to use. BUT the more people that hop onto this train, the more the price drops, so this has some potential to be big, people! Ya know what, to top it off these bad Larry’s are just as strong and durable as their plastic counterparts, how crazy is that?
That’s it for this week gang, thanks for tuning into another most excellent Green Tip Tuesday and be sure to go and check out Saltwater Brewery and see what that eco six pack is all about. I heard the case is human safe too, so give it a taste as well.