A couple of years ago a craft microbrewery in Florida called Saltwater Brewery started a trend that could save millions of sea creatures if adopted by bigger breweries and soda companies. The brewery — started by surfers, fishermen and “people who love the sea” — developed edible ring-holders for their beer cans made of barley and wheat remnants from the brewing process. Since then, craft brewers in Australia, South Africa, Poland, Scotland, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington State have jumped on the bandwagon.
… And now, Corona could really get the ball rolling, as the first major beer company to test the product. The rings are 100% biodegradable and safe for fish, turtles, birds and other marine life to eat. This is good news, since each year an estimated one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles become entrapped in plastic or ingest it and die.