In 2006, Method reached a milestone—we made our first bottle entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic. In the 5 years since then, Method has continued to innovate, and we now make tens of millions of plastic bottles a
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Corporate ethics is one of the most critical components of the green tech revolution today. The foundation of sustainable product design is innovation in base materials, novel new green chemistries that replace
If you could change only one law in America, what would it be? I know my answer: Campaign finance law. I would make every election publicly funded. I would make private or corporate campaign contributions
We must recognize that everything we create as a society has a future that we cannot see. Every product we make lives on after our brief interaction with it. Nowhere is that more apparent than the plastic
The wisdom of crowds is urgently needed in assessing the greenness of products and companies. Today, if you want to validate the social and environmental quality of a product or company, you have a plethora of
The hybrid car has become the icon of eco; a status symbol of responsibility. Roll up in one and you have instant green cred. There is even a sub-culture of hybridism, talking up the benefits and doling out deals to hybrid owners.
I recently returned from the Do Lectures in Wales, a collection of talks given by visionary people who've decided to put their ideas into action; to "do." I walked away inspired by nearly all of the lectures, but
Oct 15th is Global Handwashing Day, and since I happen to be in the handwashing business, I wanted to examine the simple act of washing our hands from a design perspective. When you apply a design lens to how we wash our hands, you
It seems everywhere I go these days, another restaurant is serving drinks in "biodegradable" plastic cups and food with potatoware disposable cutlery. And it really bugs me. But why would I be against making wasteful disposable
Design is a powerful agent for positive social and environmental change. But, for design to achieve that, the intention must be broadened. It cannot be just designing something we experience in the present; it must be
Apple remains our culture's most lauded example of great design. But could it be that the company considered to have reached the pinnacle of design is, in fact, an impostor?
The definition of good design is changing. It used
Adam Lowry is the co-founder and Chief Greenskeeper of Method Products, Inc., the leading innovator in hip, healthy home care products. Adam believes that design is the most confusing word in the English language and that business is our greatest vehicle