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clean up for national oceans month

posted June 18, 2012 by alexis |

our oceans are faced with a dire problem. staggering quantities of garbage, much of it non-degradable plastic, is polluting the environment and harming marine populations. and the problem isn’t going away anytime soon. more plastic washes up on beaches everyday.

as a small soap company, we know we can’t clean up the world’s oceans. 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 to prove that solutions exist, even at a small scale. later this year, we will be launching a product in the world’s first packaging made from a blend of PCR plastic and recovered ocean plastic. recovered from beaches by method employees, in fact.

so this saturday, june 23 we’ll be at it again, working alongside Oah’u-based groups Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Kokua Hawai’i Foundation to conduct a coastal cleanup at Kahuku’s James Campbell Wildlife Refuge.

we’ll also be filming and interviewing several community leaders and folks involved in the local awareness, education and prevention of ocean plastic pollution affecting hawaii’s beaches and communities.

if you’re interested in joining us at the cleanup, contact katie molinari at katie@methodhome.com. stay tuned for the release of our first ocean plastic bottles later this year.

happy national oceans month.

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