19 Sep '11, 5pm

How Method Turns Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Into Bottles

This led us to ocean plastic , and another question: what if we could gather some of the plastic floating in the North Pacific Gyre and make bottles out of it? We would be taking trash and upcycling it into something useful that could be4 recycled again and again. And more importantly, it could serve as a platform for communicating the real solution to humanity's legacy of plastic pollution: using the plastic that is already on the planet. Well, we've done it. Recently, Method, in partnership with Envision Plastics , was able to make prototype bottles out of a novel and potentially profound new plastic material, Ocean PCR. It is 100 percent post-consumer HDPE, 25% of which is plastic we have collected from the Gyre. When we first embarked on this audacious challenge, we were told it was impossible - there would be no way we could get the high quality the Method brand deman...

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