Soap packaging made from ocean-derived plastics – USA

Posted on October 28, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

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The soap manufacturer explains: ‘Over the past year and a half, Method employees have worked with local volunteers from Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to hand-collect several tons of plastic from beaches in the area, where the kinds of rigid, opaque plastic needed to make this packaging are most abundant.’

‘Our goal with ocean plastic packaging is to show that the most viable solution to our plastic pollution problem is using the plastic that’s already on the planet. By recycling and reusing plastic to make our bottles, we turn off the tap of plastic flowing into our oceans and take the first, most important step toward solving the ocean plastic problem.’