Ocean plastic

Japanese mouthwash on a beach in KenyaMethod came out with new soap that comes in a bottle made from ocean plastic. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Texas-sized swirl of plastic in the middle of the ocean. Method decided to make a difference and produce bottles made from ocean plastic.

Problem: Fast Company revealed that just 10% of each bottle is made from ocean plastic. I could not see that fact anywhere in the Method site.

In all fairness to Method, having 100% of the bottle made from ocean plastic would probably result in a bottle that cost $20.

If you really want to make a difference with your environmentalism, buy a large plastic pump bottle and repeatedly fill it with bulk dish soap from your local natural foods supermarket.

Photo: I took a picture of a Japanese mouthwash bottle that washed up on the beach in Kenya, Africa. Sometimes ocean plastic travels a long way.

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3 Replies to “Ocean plastic”

  1. Great suggestion! I had to re-read it, because I first thought you were suggesting I replace mouthwash with bulk dish soap… DOH!

    PS. Wow, +6800 miles on that bottle!!!

  2. I wonder how they get their plastic. I can’t imagine that it would be economically feasible to send a ship out there just to collect the stuff, but can’t picture any other way to do it except to grab some as you go by on a more lucrative run.

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