First the bad news – There’s a buildup of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean called the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch that is reported to be larger than the state of Texas (Yikes!). As depressing as that is, there may be a ray of hope from a company named Method.
Method’s ecologically friendly home-cleaning products are recognizable on grocery store shelves as the colorful liquids in clear plastic bottles.
But earlier this month Method introduced a dish and hand soap packaged in an opaque plastic bottle the color of dirty ocean water. The bottles are made from plastic debris that washed up on Hawaiian beaches and recovered by Method employees and volunteers.
2. 12 Method employees sorted through 1 ton of plastic.
3. Ocean plastic was combined with recycled HDPE plastic to make 40,000 bottles.