How to Easily Remove Bottles from the Plastic Rings

This TikTok hack is a complete surprise to us!

You’d be surprised at how many kitchen hacks are hiding in plain sight. Lately, TikTok has become our go-to source for one mind-blowing domestic discovery after another.

Did you know that those flat spots on ice cube trays serve a purpose? Or that dishwashers have filters that need to be cleaned? The latest helpful hack involves freeing the plastic rings from your beverages in an instant.

So, What’s the Hack?

Everyone knows getting a can out of plastic rings can be a struggle, but not everyone knows that those plastic rings are designed to make thirst-quenching a snap.

You have to grab the pull tab on the side—yes, apparently every set of plastic rings has one—and the whole thing comes off in a split second. Simple as that!

If that sounds too easy, watch the TikTok to see how it’s done. Based on the 41k+ likes, it’s clear this is new information to many viewers.

@hellorickygThis video just hit 100k on reels so I thought I’d post it here again. 🤷🏽‍♂️ ##lifehacks ##diy ##igotyou ##reels ##sharingknowledge ##xyzbca ##fyp♬ original sound – Ricky G

Plastic Rings Could Be Eliminated

This hack might soon be a relic of the past. Fortunately, many brands are making efforts to reduce or eliminate single-use items like straws and other plastic waste. In fact, Danish brewer Carlsberg ditched the plastic six-pack rings in favor of recyclable glue.

If you’re the conscientious type that cuts your six-pack rings to protect wildlife, you can still snip the plastic rings to be safe. And if you think that shopping without plastic seems impossible, see what happened when we decided to go plastic-free for a week.

Krista Garcia
Writer, blogger, content creator. I specialize in food and travel, plus digital commerce and the retail industry. Based in Portland, Oregon after a very long time spent in NYC.