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Saltwater Brewery’s dissolving six-pack rings

First they made the beer, then they made the edible six-pack rings from the spent wheat and barley remaining after they made the beer. And then Saltwater Brewery of Delray Beach started winning international prizes for creative innovation and compassionate business practices. No, the beer drinker doesn’t eat the six-pack rings. Ocean marine life does. Last year, the World Economic Forum estimated the oceans are now home to 165 million tons of discarded plastic — some of it from beer-drinking boaters. Edible beer rings won’t solve the problem, but it will help. And we’ll drink to that! Saltwater Brewery, 1701 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. www.saltwaterbrewery.com.

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