Ocean Plastic: Method turns pollution into packaging

11/23/2012

When Adam Lowry took a trip to the Hawaiian Islands, it was a real eye-opener.

Lowry, co-founder of Method, a supplier of environmentally conscious household and personal care products, saw firsthand the extent of the marine debris problem—witnessing beaches covered with plastic for as far as the eye could see, Rudi Becker, Method's director of packaging, told PlasticsToday.

Instead of sitting back and conducting business as usual, he suggested a pretty ambitious project: produce packaging made from ocean plastic.

"It was a visit to the Hawaiian Islands by our co-founder, Adam Lowry, that really got the project off the ground," he said. "This project was undertaken because Method wanted to raise awareness of the ocean plastic problem and the importance of using the plastic that's already on the planet."...
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