Method soap is packaged in the world’s first bottles made with a blend of recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic, a combination that results in a uniquely gray resin.
Method Dish + Hand Odor Eliminating 2-in-1 Soap uses coconut oil surfactants to cut grease on dishes and contains odor-eliminating technology to eliminate stubborn food odors from hands.
Its non-toxic, biodegradable formula does not contain parabens, phthalates, triclosan or EDTA.
Each bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic and contains ocean plastic collected by method employees.
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What’s the issue with ocean plastic?
It’s estimated that several million tons of plastic makes its way into our oceans every year, polluting the environment and hurting our marine populations. The problem isn’t going away anytime soon as more plastic washes up on beaches everyday.
As a small soap company, Method knows alone they can’t clean up the world’s oceans, so they raise awareness about the issue and use business to demonstrate smart ways of using and reusing the plastics that are already on the planet. Method thinks the best way to do that is by proving that solutions exist, even at a small scale.
Over the past year and a half, method employees, with the help of local beach clean-up groups and volunteers, have hand-collected more than one ton of plastic from the beaches of Hawai’i. and working with our recycling partner, Envision Plastics, who were willing to take a chance on making the impossible possible, have taken plastic from the beach and turned it into bottles.
Through this new and innovative use of recovered ocean plastic, Method hopes to show how design can be used to tackle environmental problems. They’re not saying that the solution to the ocean plastic problem is making bottles out of trash, but by doing so we can prove that there are alternatives to using virgin materials – like PCR plastic, which we use in all of their bottles.
By recycling and reusing existing plastic, we can turn off the tap, and that is the first, most important step toward improving the state of our oceans.