The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is slowly being chipped away at. First discovered in 1988, the patch is basically a giant floating mass of plastic debris. Surprisingly, it is not entirely comprised of bottles and bags, but instead billions of tiny pieces of plastic. It is located between California and Hawaii and the LA Times estimates that the giant clump of plastic waste is around twice the size of Texas.
Now however, there is finally some good news to report on the giant plastic mass. Environmentally friendly cleaning product company Method, is doing its part to try and make use of the discarded floating debris. They are utilizing plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch to use in a plastic soap bottle that will be released in November.
Per the Method blog:
“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.” Continue reading