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I can see myself getting drunk and eating the rings.
Especially if they made them Funyun flavored.
Most underrated snack of all time
Way better than Responsibilityuns
Responsibilityuns taste like granola and vitamins because you're 30 years old, get your shit together already.
modern problems require modern solutions
Yay! I get to throw my trash back in the ocean again!
Making me proud son.
turtle gets head stuck in food
I like turtles
I LUK TODDLES
I LICK TODDLERS
Why do you have to make his toddler licking sexual. He's just cleaning them, you know, like a cat.
Some people are so sick that their mind immediately goes to sex when they hear someone is licking an infant.
Slightly related: my friend used to breed albino turtles.
That is all.
I can tell I'm pessimistic today because I read that as slightly retarded :/
More like turtle learns these rings are edible and then inadvertently eats the plastic ones by mistake killing it in an ironic pavlovian fashion
more likely drunk people are going to start eating them
Fuck you’re right
More food for shark
Turtle becomes food
Oh, it's just Mitch McConnell. Get out of here Mitch and reopen the government!
HEY! You! Stop littering, asshole!
No no no, I swear, it's fish food!!!
Won’t rats and mice and cockroaches eat these while the six packs are in storage?
Not if they're stored in the ocean.
What if they're stored in the sky?
The sky is just someone else's fridge
This is so goddamn deep. What am I doing with my life?
I thought the sky was a neighbourhood...
I work for a beer distributor. We spend a lot of money keeping our warehouse pest-free. Nobody wants to drink out of a can covered in rat piss. In my state at least, we're subject to inspections to prevent this happening.
Pest control technician here. Can confirm. Companies spend hella money to keep guys like me killing vermin and insects. I service a brewery and a couple of wineries in my state and they are always subject to audits and inspections. Even the pest control company will get on the client's shit about fixing pest vulnerable areas.
Better to stop it before it starts. Cheaper, too.
This is any responsible food company. I never saw one bug on the plant floor at Kellogg’s. They kept that place immaculate.
Hell, if it's alcoholic, I'll drink a can FULL of rat piss.
May I interest you in some Bud Light?
I get the joke you're making, but rat piss actually has some flavour.
I'm from Ireland but I was always told that bud light and having sex in a canoe is basically the same thing - fucking close to water...
The great thing about bud light is its adult bread water. Barely any taste, moderate amount of alcohol, and refreshing.
But as someone who does drink bud light (a lot), bud light is great because you can drink a bunch without getting too drunk. It’s perfect for tailgating, watching sports, or drinking while doing your Sunday chores. Basically things you will be doing all day, want to take the edge off, and want something cold to enjoy. People shit on it but if it does what you want and doesn’t taste bad, what’s wrong with that? I’m not against a good ipa or craft beer, it’s just that’s not something I’m going to go for in my day to day life
Probably shouldn’t be looking for a water replacement in the alcohol aisle mang.
I love Bud Light... Works great to get rid of hangovers
In my experience, so does any alcohol. Can't get a hangover if you're still drunk!
I drink Bud Light at the end of the night when I'm trying to sober up
Dude! I don't think that Anheuser-Busch trains it's employees on how to treat second degree burns.
Yeah they do! Just pour cold water on it! Bud Lite works great for this
I like how Budweiser's whole ad campaign is based on making fun of people who make fun of watered down corn beer. Aka the majority of beer drinkers around the world.
and yet a whole lot of budlite gets sold and drunk.
God damn they just keep coming. How will they ever recover.
I never understood why people drank Budweiser until I spent a few weeks in Missouri in the summer. Ice cold light beer is like nectar from the gods in weather that hot
Somebody in history has fermented rat piss with the intent of drinking it, no doubt
Oh, it looks like you may be a bit of alcoholic yourself.
I'm happier this morning reading this..
Yep, I work for a brewery and logs from our pesticide company are required for inspections.
I always assume cans are covered in rat piss. That's why I give the tops the ol' shirt wipe before opening them.
If a food producing company lets their products get eaten by pests in storage they wouldn't last long then. Heck, if a store lets their own products get infested by pests, that store wont last long either and that company will find other stores who take their storage seriously.
Don't expect the average company to just let pests wander around in an area that houses food.
It's also a concern when you're storing the food at your house. Many people have seasonal mice, or ants. It's a normal part of being a homeowner, and the steps you take(every. single. year.) to correct the issue involve laying out traps/poison, closing up the paths of entry the best you can(you can't get them all), and keeping potential food sources in sealed containers. One mistake with not realizing the beer you stocked up with on sale had edible rings can lead to weeks of ants in your basement/pantry/wherever you stashed what wouldn't fit in the fridge, and a great deal of hard work managing them undone.
Sorry for the mini rant. Can you tell I grew up with ants? Any kind of potential food left laying around between april and october just makes me nope nope nope. You work for weeks to teach them to avoid part of the house, then some idiot sets down a bit of bread, or the butt end of a strawberry, and they're back again in full force and you're starting all over again.
But, usually food is at least packaged to mitigate scent and whatnot isn't it? This stuff seems like it's just out and about waiting to be eaten. How do they manage that?
Produce warehousing has the same requirements as does food transportation in my country. I spend a lot of time making sure things are kept HACCP certified, and keeping food safe for my company.
Assembly they dissolve in water in to an edible form.
It’s ok, they double plastic-wrap every case, just in case.
Even sealed food containers should not be stored where pest infestation is active.
Adding “food” to an environment invites them in for sure, but having proper pest control is mandatory in food industry and there is no excuse to skip on it.
Wait, you're Not supposed to eat the old ones?!
The old ones have been relatively safe for years now.
edit: I said Relatively
Nah. They just degrade into microplastics and poison the oceans and life within them, including us, slowly rather than quickly via suffocation.
TBF humans are exceptionally good at being dismissive of things that kill us slowly.
Tfw scientists tried to study the effects of microplastics on the brain but couldn't find brains with a small enough amount to compare to.
so uhh... i.. i can eat it too?
I guess theoretically you could, except I wouldn't. It definitely wouldn't be up to fda regulations since it'd be exposed to open air, would be handled frequently, and probably easily builds up dirt and grime. And I imagine it's not like a fruit where you can just wash it off.
Probably the best comparison would be those big open boxes of dog treats you see in pet stores, except I imagine those have more flavors. So while you could eat them, it probably has a better chance of making you sick.
It’s weird seeing good news coming from Florida
As a Floridian, I agree
For all our faults, we have a damn good craft beer economy and (mostly) like our natural landscape.
I moved here 9 years ago and there was practically no craft beer scene. Then a badass craft bar opened in my neighborhood, then Cigar City opened in Tamp and since then it's spiraled out of control and I love it. We now have something like 10-12 breweries in Sarasota/Bradenton alone. There was 1 when I got here and it was shit.
Funky Buddha is the best one. If you like blue moon, you’d like The Floridian.
My favorite one by them is No Crusts. Its a pb&J brown ale and it rocks.
Even weirder seeing good news coming from my hometown
I lived down the street from this brewery for a number of years, just moved last year. I saw this on the front page of Reddit sometime in 2017.
I can assure you that if this hasn't taken off by now, yet it's still making it to the front page of Reddit, it's 99% likely a gimmick solely for publicity. South Florida is living breathing social media and gentrification. The brewery scene is huge down there and you really have to try to stand out to be successful.
That being said, there are award winning, amazing beers made in the South Florida area. Saltwater Brewery makes none of them.
Seriously, this article pops up every few months, and I get irrationally mad because Saltwater's beers are trash compared to almost everything else nearby.
They just want to make sure that some part of what they make isn't trash.
Many European countries (NL, SE) have a circular system in which you buy a crate of beer (6, 12, or 24 glass bottles, the latter most common) and give a small deposit. After you've been properly shitfaced, you return the empty bottles and the crate and you get your deposit back.
The only waste are the bottle caps!
Better option, sell six packs and all other products in easily biodegradable Packaging and encourage people to compost it in their own yard, then it won't hurt animals and it will give people good soil if they live in a house
Edit: for everyone saying that they don't have a yard because they live in an apartment, I specifically said of my original comment that it would be good for people who already live in the house. That being said Community compost and grounds are thing in some places and would probably be good to expand into metropolitan areas. Alternatively, it's also a good idea to have less people on the planet in general for both the environment and other people so they lowered birth rate while not good for the economy in general would be great for society as a whole in long-term. That would also prevent people from having to live in cramped apartment spaces instead of roomy homes.
THIS. Even trendy new PLA cups have to go under specific industrially controlled conditions to biodegrade. So essentially, it’s yet another chain that needs to be managed...
And? Why is that a problem? It's better than simply not having that option at all.
Besides, humans have always done waste management, why not have the waste be managed into compost?
Harder to convince councils and local authorities to implement specialised waste chains. A better strategy is reducing. Just sell all the beer cans individually...
In this specific case I don't disagree -- I buy my beer in singles or cardboard cases. But if we all started using those biodegradable plastics for various other packaging or disposable items, I don't thing it's a problem. In fact, in an absolutely ideal world, we'd build and destroy things from basic particles, and the only loss would be energy from doing both.
Or just package it like bottles are packaged.
They do make 6 pack boxes. They have to be more wasteful than this solution or even the plastic can clip solution.
Even if the box is reusable?
The thing is, that option is for a much smaller group of people. Anyone can throw the current holder into streets for something to eat, but if you make it for composting, very few people can/will compost it.
Also if it's edible for animals, I feel like it'd probably compost fine anyway.
I mean... isn’t “compostable” just synonymous with “this thing bio degrades into dark colored top soil”?
I could be totally wrong. If so, please let me know.
But I don't have a yard.
I wouldn't like them to associate food with six-pack-rings. Though they may be more smell-orientated than vision.
These are not clear and should smell different. Animals shouldnt realize they are the same thing or associate them with the plastic rings.
This is good to hear. I read edible and got super annoyed.
It is my understanding that animals already eat the plastic rings (or any plastic that is discarded), so this would be an improvement, if it really works.
Just use cardboard like the rest of the world. What’s wrong with you America?
Yup never seen ring holders and I’m from Australia. Our can packs come in recyclable cardboard boxes.
This. The First time I saw such a plastic ring was in the simpsons. They simply don't exist in germany.
those are also beer snacks
Won't this fuck with ecosystems in the opposite way?
Corona just announced that they have plastic free biodegradable beer rings. For what little it may seem, I think it's a good idea.
Since the late 1970s, six pack rings were cited as a particularly dangerous form of marine litter as marine wildlife were found entangled in the rings, sometimes strangling to death. But since 1989, all six-pack rings around the world have been manufactured to be 100 percent photo-degradable, so the plastic will begin to disintegrate in just a few weeks, allowing animals to easily free themselves from the brittle and crumbling rings. This is in accordance with the US Federal regulation for testing plastic photo-degradation, which is 40 CFR Ch. I (7–1–03 Edition) PART 238.
Emphasis mine. From the wikipedia page on them.
Bio degradable and edible are two different things. Probably the biggest difference is the edible ones must be plastic free which has a different production chain. Thanks for sharing that wiki though I learned something new.
the industry standard plastic six-pack rings are made from a photodegradable form of polyethylene “that results in increasingly smaller pieces of plastic if not recycled
So that's something else that's different too, no small plastic bits that an animal will probably eat.
Source is the Corona article.
I drink my share of craft beers and a fair number of them have started using a more rigid plastic packaging that grabs onto the top of the cans.
I fucking hate them. If anyone has any tricks on how to undo a can easily I’m all ears. 👂
Don't pull straight down like an old ring. If you turn the can straight to the side and give it a little pull it will snap out super easily. It's like the same wrist motion as twisting a door knob if that makes sense.
Grab the can and not so much pull but like “bend” it off.
The rings still break down into microplastics which end up getting ingested by all sorts of animals. Either on purpose or accidentally.
What becomes of the rings when they degrade? Do they become micro plastics? I'm honestly asking. Please don't assume I'm insinuating anything
They decompose into various forms of POO.
I'm no chemist so I may be misrepresenting the information slightly.
Photo degrading plastics are just another flavor of awful rather than a solution, in fact in many ways we were better off before. The widespread creation and dissemination of microplastics is one of the biggest threats to the ocean, so much so that a large part of the field of marine biology has refocused on its effects. Photo-degradable plastic isn’t the answer as plastic consumption at lower trophic levels is the greatest plastic based threat. Elimination of vectors for plastics into the ocean is the only solution. Lessening the dependence on plastic in high volume industries like drink rings, of which millions are produced, can greatly reduce oceanic microplastics.
Even though this seems legitimate i’m skeptical. It’s pretty fucking hard to rip the rings apart sometimes, no way they fully degrade in time for an animal to free itself..
Meanwhile europeans are like: why the fuck don’t you just pack them in cardboard holders that is bio-degradeable like in first world countries?
Northern Europe here. 6 packs of beer cans quite frequently come more or less wrapped in plastic. Not as likely to trap an animal, but still way more plastic than the rings.
In my country, they have started just gluing the bottles together. https://g.acdn.no/obscura/API/dynamic/r1/ece5/tr_1080_720_l_f/0000/gudb/2018/9/8/16/pils.jpg?chk=9BB0FA
Wait- why don't we all just do this?
I lived in Switzerland for a few months last year and lots of the European beers are packaged in even more plastic, including kinds that are fully encased in plastic that you have to tear open.
Now turn those six-packs into edibles and we'll see the fun really start.