Bottles utilize plastic scrap retrieved from the Pacific Gyre


Household and personal care company Method has launched bottles made in part from plastic collected from the North Pacific Gyre. The bottles are 100% post-consumer polyethylene, with 25% of the PCR content sourced from the ocean. Method has partnered with recycler Envision Plastics on the project, calling the resulting plastic Ocean PCR. "For every [bottle] you buy, you take 15 grams of plastic out of the ocean," is how Method cofounder Adam Lowry describes the product's impact.

A number of local, state and federal dignitaries were on hand for the bottle launch, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson; U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills; U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld; and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
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