Our vacations typically involve the ocean.
Last summer we took the girls to Monterey, California.
In January the husband and I went to Kauai for our 30th birthdays / 5 year anniversary.
This summer we headed to Santa Cruz, California where we combined vacation with homeschooling.
Needless to say, I love the ocean.
The calming of the waves, the feel of sand between my toes…
The fact that you will never touch the same drop of ocean water twice because it is so large (or so I’ve been told).
Unfortunately the ocean isn’t perfect.
And that’s our fault.
Several million tons of plastic pollute our ocean waters every year.
According to the Marine Debris factsheet provided by the EPA “many types of animals, like seals, sea turtles, birds, fish, and crabs, can be wounded, strangled, or unable to swim if they consume or become entangled in marine debris” and “marine animals can swallow marine debris causing suffocation or starvation”.
This makes me sad. I want our earth’s resources protected. Our waters to be clean from pollution and the species living in our oceans to be safe.
While I’m trying to do my part by recycling, not littering, and picking up trash where I can there are others such as method who are doing more.
method employees combined with local beach clean-up groups and volunteers have hand collected over a ton of plastic from the beaches of Hawaii.
That plastic is then used to make the ocean plastic dish + hand soap bottles.
Pretty cool, right?
Instead of using virgin materials they are reusing garbage from the ocean and helping to clean up the beaches.
Plus the scents of Sea Minerals and Sweet Water…oh my nose!
They are delightful.
So thank you method for doing more to save our oceans and our earth. I applaud you.
To buy the ocean plastic dish + hand soaps you can go to your local Whole Foods or shop online at methodhome.com. (I’ve already scouted the Whole Foods in Reno and can verify they have the soaps on the shelf).
And a video from method: From Beach to Bottle
You can take the Ocean Plastic pledge on method’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods.
Note…I was provided with method products and I received compensation for this post as a method maven but all opinions are my own.