A Philadelphia-based bottling business is eliminating "six-pack" plastic rings.
Conservationists and marine scientists are concerned about plastic rings.
When these rings get into the water, they may entangle birds, mammals, turtles, and other marine species.
The issue of ocean waste is rising, and these rings just add to it.
8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, a problem made worse by the fact that plastic biodegrades slowly.
Plastic kills 100,000 marine species a year.
NBC Philadelphia reported that the company would replace plastic rings with paper.