At KinsBrae Packaging, we go beyond traditional packaging solutions because we understand the beverage industry is responsible for providing eco-friendly solutions in their packaging. One of the most problematic types of packaging for the beverage market has always been plastic six-pack rings. These plastic rings have devastated our oceans and marine wildlife.
So, we created the eco-friendly six-pack rings in response to the standard beverage ring’s impact on the environment. The E6PR, as we like to call it, is a packaging solution that gives beverage companies a cost-effective way to package cans without the harmful effects of the traditional ring package.
The Impact on Wildlife
After seeing images of sea turtles with six-pack rings encircling their bodies, there was a public backlash against six-pack rings, and for a good reason. They may be only a small portion of the plastic that makes up the amount floating in the ocean, but they are among some of the most dangerous to marine wildlife.
It is estimated that 100,000 marine animals die after encountering plastic each year. There are over 700 types of animals currently impacted and range from mammals to birds. Many of them become entangled in rings or mistake plastics for food, and once ingested, it can cause physical and chemical hazards.
The E6RP eco-friendly six-pack rings are a great alternative to traditional six-pack rings. Our unique design has been created to be easily digested by wildlife if accidentally ingested. This makes it a safer alternative to the traditional plastic rings that can be devastating for wildlife.
Our eco-friendly six-pack rings are made from a proprietary mix of biobased by-product waste from the food and beverage industry, along with other organic materials. They are completely “animal safe” and have been certified as biodegradable according to EPA standards. This can help free up space in landfills and won’t cause problems in the world’s oceans.
As the first environmentally friendly alternative to current packaging solutions, here at Kinsbrae Packaging, we are proud to help address the issue of plastic waste and its devastating effect on the environment and wildlife.
We are also proud of our eco-friendly option as it uses no materials from refined oil, allowing us to help reduce their carbon footprint. Many standard six-pack ring packaging is made from petroleum.
Many companies are now shying away from traditional plastic packaging, including six-pack rings. At KinsBrae packaging, we understand the environmental concerns of our customers, which is why we have created the E6PR EcoRing. As a company, we are committed to bringing recyclable, sustainable, and environmentally conscious packaging options for our customers.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional plastic six-pack rings, contact KinsBrae Packaging today. A member of our team will be happy to discuss the features of the E6PR and how it can benefit your business.
We also offer a wide selection of other items, including aluminum wine bottles, custom packaging sleeves, thermal transfer paper, and more. Learn more about our products here.