If a busy bartender; who has worked in Boston's Combat Zone and now long nights at Redbones, can spare 15 seconds to snip up the 6pack handles then I can too. Really, it takes 15 seconds. Cut all the retaining loops. Won't minimize landfill (actually can you recycle these?) but makes sense to do... Sidenote; recently saw another excellent doc from Vice on plastic garbage in the ocean. Garbage Island.