Some gadgets are greater than other gadgets. This is one of those cases. Six-pack rings have been the poster child for humanity’s consumerism and waste.

Saltwater Brewery out of Florida wanted to change that, so they developed a biodegradable and fish friendly six pack ring. The R&D required them to build a ring that was not only biodegradable and edible, but would withstand the handling wear a standard six pack ring would take. They’ve done it.

Edible Six-Pack Rings

Saltwater Brewing in biodegradable rings

Another awesome part about these rings is that it found another use for a brewery byproduct – the rings are made out of spent barley and wheat from the brewing process.

These six-pack rings are 100 percent biodegradable and edible—constructed of barley and wheat ribbons from the brewing process, this packaging can actually be safely eaten by animals that may come into contact with the refuse.

Watch this awesome video about the product below. The hope is that the rings will be used by enough breweries to lower the cost a bit. Maybe this is something you’d be willing to pay a bit more for?