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Cleaning up the seas: Soap bottles made from ocean plastic

Method soap bottles

Courtesy of Methodhome.com

Here's a tidy way to combat the problem of marine debris: Soap bottles partially made from plastic recovered from the seas. Available at Whole Foods Market and methodhome.com, the 2-in-1 dish and hand soap comes from Method, makers of environmentally safe cleaning products. The blend of recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic produces a battle-ship gray resin container — the raw materals are collected from beaches in Hawaii.

"As a small soap company, we know we can’t clean up the world’s oceans," Method's release explains. "But we can raise awareness about the issue and use our 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."

To read more about Method's ocean plastic and watch videos on how they do it — and why this is so important to all of us — go to http://methodhome.com/ocean-plastic/

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