Method is doing a really cool “ocean plastic” bottle design that is made out of plastic harvested from beach litter. Their belief is that there is already so much plastic littering the world, that all companies should be required to use 100 percent post-consumer recycled products, rather than create new plastic.
To read more about our plastic problem, read this.
Along with Surfrider Foundation (among other foundations), Method collects plastic from shorelines. But why do this?
46,000 pieces of plastic are swirling in each square mile of our oceans, and every year at least one million sea birds and 100,000 sharks, turtles, dolphins and whales die from eating plastic.
Method was acquired by Ecover to create a new line of products which are housed in plastic containers made from non-GMO sugarcane—the sugarcane plastic is 100 percent chemically identical to the other plastics used in conventional plastic soap containers, meaning people can still recycle it and it’s petrol-free.
Waylon talks with Ryan, Director of Sustainability at Method Home, at #ExpoWest:
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