Behind the Scenes of the Method Soap Factory

Located in the South Side of Chicago, the Method Soap Factory was designed to be sustainable, literally, from the ground up. Built on a former brownfield site, the factory stands out with color awnings, a wind turbine and “solar trees” in the factory parking lot.

During SustPack 2016, SPC members and invited guests had the opportunity to tour the one-year-old factory. The site is also home to the Amcor bottling manufacturing, who makes many of their plastic bottle packages.

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Outside the South Side Chicago Factory
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The “South Side Soapbox” factory hopes to produce more than 70% of the company’s liquid cleaning products in the future.
A colorful wall made of Method’s gel handsoaps. All of Method’s PET bottles (hand wash, dish soap and spray cleaners) are made from 100% PCR.
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From left to right: Nina Goodrich, (GreenBlue Executive Director), Dr. Paul Fowler (Executive Director of Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology), and Barbara Fowler (Conference Director, US Events, Smithers Pira)
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The factory is LEED Platinum-certified and is the only one of its kind in its industry, and only one of two in the U.S.

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