Non-toxix, Biodegratable cleaning products

Method's mission

Mission statement: "To inspire a happy and healthy home revolution."

Method does this by creating a variety of products that clean like heck and smell like heaven. These products include: dish cleaners, home cleaning supplies, body cleaners, air care, hand soap, and laundry soap.

Method is located in downtown San Francisco

Optical brighteners

The brighteners that Method uses were found to be biodegradable after photo-oxidation, the degradation of a polymer surface in the presence of oxygen, and environmentally compatible. There brighteners isn't a true cradle to cradle ingredient because it is not made from renewable resources but this ingredient is used in very low levels while also using 95% plant based detergent. These savings are 5000 times greater than the resources consumed to make optical brightener.