Leave it to the folks at method®, the makers of biodegradable cleaning products to continue to use the power of business to create positive social and environmental change.
As part of their mandate for sustainability, method® now packages their 2-in-1 dish + hand soap in bottles made with recovered ocean plastic.
Readers of our blog might recall our September 15, 2015 post detailing the alarming rate at which seabirds are eating plastic. Studies indicate 8 million metric tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans each year, polluting our environment and hurting our marine populations.
method® hopes to raise awareness of the importance of reusing plastic, by packaging their dish + hand soap in containers made from a blend of recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic. And get this – all of the plastic used to make the bottles was collected by method® employees!
As providers of private yacht charter vacations, we know the importance of everyone doing their part – no matter how small that role might be. Our company President, Jana Sheeder, often reminds the 1-800 Yacht Charters team of the starfish parable:
– The Boy and the Starfish –
A man was walking along a deserted beach at sunset. As he walked he could see a young boy in the distance, as he drew nearer he noticed that the boy kept bending down, picking something up and throwing it into the water.
Time and again he kept hurling things into the ocean.
As the man approached even closer, he was able to see that the boy was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time he was throwing them back into the water.
The man asked the boy what he was doing, the boy replied, “I am throwing these washed up starfish back into the ocean, or else they will die through lack of oxygen. “But,” said the man, “You can’t possibly save them all, there are thousands on this beach, and this must be happening on hundreds of beaches along the coast. You can’t possibly make a difference.”
The boy looked down, frowning for a moment; then bent down to pick up another starfish, smiling as he threw it back into the sea. He replied, “I made a huge difference to that one!”
Book your luxury yacht charter vacation through 1-800 Yacht Charters and receive a complimentary Eco-tote handbag for each member of your yacht charter party! For more information, contact 1-800-922-4824, firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in our convenient online inquiry form HERE.