Beer Company's Invention Prevents Animals From Being Choked or Poisoned
For Immediate Release:
June 1, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
Delray Beach, Fla. – Just in time for summer’s barbecues and beach bashes, Saltwater Brewery has created the first-ever biodegradable, compostable, and edible beer six-pack rings—and PETA is recognizing the wildlife-saving invention by sending the company a Compassionate Business Award. Made with byproducts of the beer-making process, the six-pack rings won’t trap ducks, turtles, fish, and other animals or cause them to die from ingesting plastic.
“Saltwater Brewery has set an example for other beverage companies with its edible six-pack rings that feed marine animals instead of choking or poisoning them,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “During summer’s wild parties, PETA reminds everyone to keep wildlife in mind by always crushing cans flat and cutting up plastic six-pack rings.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—has tips on its website for living in harmony with wildlife and properly disposing of trash, such as by keeping all garbage in tightly sealed chew-proof containers, rinsing out aluminum cans and putting the tops inside so that they can’t slice an animal’s tongue, and cutting open empty cardboard and plastic containers so that small animals can’t get their faces or heads trapped in them.
Saltwater Brewery will receive a framed certificate from PETA.
PETA’s letter of thanks to the brewery is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.