Method Ocean Plastic


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?

12 Comments leave a comment below

  1. That is great, hopefully more companies will catch on to this and do the same thing.

  2. That is super great. Yay Method.

  3. wow, thanks tina. we appreciate the shout-out.
    – meagan at method

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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….

  7. 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.

  8. i would love it more without the sodium laurel sulfate in the hand soap.

  9. 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.

  10. Wow! Such a great idea. Great job, Method! I hope this approach inspires other manufacturers.

  11. 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!