I just discovered Method’s Ocean Plastic Soap Bottle. It’s the world’s first bottle made with a blend of recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic, a combination that results in a uniquely gray resin.
How fantastic is this? How much do I love this brand?
That is great, hopefully more companies will catch on to this and do the same thing.
May 16th, 2013 / 3:40 pm
That is super great. Yay Method.
May 16th, 2013 / 4:17 pm
wow, thanks tina. we appreciate the shout-out.
– meagan at method
May 16th, 2013 / 8:09 pm
May 16th, 2013 / 10:55 pm
Still plastic resin. Will end up right back in the ocean. Also, how much extra energy did it take to recycle and recombine? What we need is a biodegradable solution. This is more like just marketing.
May 17th, 2013 / 8:31 am
John, why would it end up back in the ocean? it seems like the idea of this bottle is more of a recovery process, cleaning the ocean and doing something useful with it. I agree, it will probably cost more, but the people will pay it, and I don’t mind that. I agree with you for the most part, but I always wonder the energy use that is used to create a biodegradable object vs. a comparable recycled one.
Method appears to be a better company than most to me, so step in the right direction as far as responsible corporations go, whether or not the solution is perfect , it is still a try.
May 17th, 2013 / 9:18 am
Did you know there is a huge carpet of plastic swimming outside Hawaii and occassionally littering down its beaches? So just avoid plastic totes and other non-recyclable stuff. It all ends up in the ocean and then the fish eat it…and we eat it….
May 17th, 2013 / 10:07 am
What someone really ought to consider is making a plastic like compound that can break down and not be toxic or harmful to the environment, so if it winds up in the ocean its okay.
We need a better way to package goods, especially in our culture of immediacy and convenience.
May 17th, 2013 / 12:59 pm
i would love it more without the sodium laurel sulfate in the hand soap.
May 17th, 2013 / 1:38 pm
I’m so glad that they’re raising awareness. I’ll have to pick some up. I would much rather shop with corporations that have a conscience.
May 17th, 2013 / 3:28 pm
Wow! Such a great idea. Great job, Method! I hope this approach inspires other manufacturers.
May 18th, 2013 / 1:21 am
I agree with Evan about the need for new packaging materials… I also think raising awareness about the mess of plastics floating around in the worlds oceans is vitally important. Good for Method for making the effort!
May 20th, 2013 / 11:22 am