Beverage Packaging - Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings

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Beverage Packaging - Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings

Beverage Packaging - Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings

As a supplier of coding and marking systems to the craft brewing industry, we came across some beverage packaging news recently we found quite interesting.  SaltWater Brewery and We Believers, a creative agency, have come up with an innovative new invention  - six-pack rings that are both edible and biodegradable!

 
Florida-based SaltWater Brewery and NYC-based We Believers have joined together in creating Edible Six-Pack Rings - 3D-printed rings made of barley and wheat, left over during the process of making beer.  While the new six-pack ring is said to resemble the pulp-fiber drink carriers you see at many coffee shops, they're capable of toting a six-pack and fully edible, which is good news for marine life.  
 
We Believers co-founder, Gus Lauria, said the support the companies have received for their efforts has been astounding, and includes craft breweries, ocean conservancy groups, and the public who have been passionate about the new rings.  
 
Several major beer manufacturers have contacted We Believers, and approximately 300 craft breweries from around the globe have contacted the creative company to find out more about adopting the edible six-pack rings for their own companies.  SaltWater Brewery and We Believers are understandably optimistic about the new invention, given the potential to save marine life and reduce plastic pollution. 
 
What an accomplishment by these two companies - and hopefully other companies will adopt the edible six-pack rings.  Perhaps other companies will become motivated to develop sustainable solutions for plastic packaging.
 
At Markem-Imaje we are one of the most trusted suppliers of industrial coding equipment, including inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, hot melt inkjet, print & apply labeling, and digital printing solutions for a wide variety of industries around the world.  Contact us today for coding and marking solutions you can rely on, no matter how challenging the conditions in your production facility.
 

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