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Contact Influencers Tell companies when products have excessive or harmful packaging. In Delray Beach, Flor- ida, Saltwater Brewery created biodegradable, safely edible wheat and barley six-pack rings to replace traditional plastic rings that are hazardous to wildlife. Restaurants routinely provide fresh


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options are available,” observes Szaky. “Man- ufacturers need to offer high-quality, reusable products designed for reuse equal or superior in value to single-use, disposable items.”


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