World’s First ‘Ocean Plastic’ Bottle
As a small step to save the environment and raise awareness of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—soap company Method, in partnership with Envision Plastics, has created the world’s first bottles that are made with recovered ocean plastic.
Both ocean plastics and post-consumer recycled plastics were reused to create quality recycled plastic for the 2-in-1 dish + hand soap bottle.
The plastics were blended, resulting in a unique gray resin.
“The slate gray color is the material’s natural state, and is the result of the chopping, washing and blending undergoes during recycling,” according to Method.
“As a small soap company, we know we can’t clean up the world’s oceans, but we can raise awareness about the issue and use Method’s business to demonstrate smart ways of using and reusing the plastics that are already on the planet. We think the best way to do that is by proving that solutions exist, even at a small scale, so that’s what we’re doing with our new packaging made from a blend of recovered ocean plastic and PCR.”
The bottles of soap cost US$5 each—a portion of which would go to Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i and Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation that are dedicated to getting rid of plastic on Hawaii’s beaches.