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At first glance, it may seem that cleaning products and ice cream don’t have much in common. One deals with dirty dishes and smelly sheets, and the other with frozen sweet treats. But if you look under the lid, there’s one cleaning brand that has a great deal in common with a scoop of Phish Food. Meet Method; the Ben & Jerry’s of cleaning products!
Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry — two roommates with jobs in advertising and climate science — founded Method to create a cleaning product that was both non-toxic and didn’t need to be hidden under the kitchen sink. From the very start Eric and Adam wanted to make quality products with a positive impact… so they started Method as a B Corp, a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
But first they had to prove a sustainable cleaner could really cut it, so the pair’s main focus was on plant-based solutions that could tackle the dirtiest of situations. And it worked! From a week-old baking tray to a pair of well-loved football boots, mess doesn’t stand a chance against Method’s line up of products — which as a rule, look nice enough to leave on the kitchen top, and smell pretty lovely too.
Method’s strong commitment to responsible sourcing and an efficient manufacturing, packaging and distribution infrastructure backs up their product performance. For example, when you’ve run out of cleaning spray, rather than buying another plastic bottle, Method offers refills.
It’s all part of their Cradle-to-Cradle certified design and manufacturing process that maximises output and minimises material waste. In fact, one look at the Story Behind The Soap tells you that these guys are actually having a blast turning the industry on its head by rethinking everything involved in cleaning products. It’s not just a brand at this point, it’s “people against dirty.”
In the end, Method's not only makes cleaning non-toxic and fun, it also promotes good business, something our own founders have always been passionate about. So yeah, we've found that there's more than a little bit in common with dirty dishes and ice cream...
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