We're all familiar with seeing 6-packs bundled in plastic rings. But we've learned a lot over the years and we now know that PE plastic rings are a dangerous problem for our environment, causing harm to wildlife and marine life in particular.
Many of us dutifully cut up the plastic rings, but this doesn't prevent them from breaking up into microplastics and being ingested (See: The Dangers of Single Use Plastics
To help solve this problem, many local and regional craft brewers turned to HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic handles. These are made from recycled HDPE materials and claim to be recyclable. However, upon adopting this packaging, many brewers have come to find that these are difficult or even impossible to recycle.
Fishbone recyclable can carriers are the real answer to this problem. They are completely plastic-free and made from sustainable paperboard with a compostable water-based barrier coating for moisture resistance.
This is the first ever 100% curbside recyclable paperboard beverage carrier available in the marketplace.
Breweries and other beverage producers will have no need to try and collect these carriers. The consumer can easily recycle them with all their curbside recycling. And Fishbone Carriers are biodegradable, so even if the consumer doesn't recycle them, they will cause no harm to the environment.
We are proud to offer the truly earth-friendly alternative to plastic rings and HDPE plastic handles.