Our oceans are being polluted by plastic at an alarming rate, affecting marine life and even threatening the survival of certain species.
Millions of birds, fish, and other marine life die every year after consuming the plastic that ends up in our oceans and thousands die getting trapped in it.
There are lots of products that we humans use that contain plastic which then ends up in the ocean.
Among other things, the plastic that holds a six-pack of beer together is a product that ends up in our oceans, trapping and killing marine life.
Finally, a company in the U.S. has come up with a solution to this deadly problem.
These plastic rings have been around since the 1960s and are said to kill around 100,000 marine life every year.
They have become a symbol of the danger caused by the plastic we humans consume.
But now a beer company in the US – Saltwater Brewery, Florida – has come up with an ingenious solution!
Staff have developed the Eco Six Pack Ring which is the first ecofriendly six pack ring made from by-product waste and other compostable materials.
When left out in open land or a water system, it will degrade in a matter of weeks and is made from compostable organic materials that do not cause harm to wildlife when ingested.
Find out more about this ingenious and life-saving invention in the clip below.
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