Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Shore Soap Company and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Shore Soap Company include shoresoapco.com. The Shore Soap Company website is a retail site. By using the Shore Soap Company website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Collection of your Personal Information.

Shore Soap Company may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Shore Soap Company. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Shore Soap Company
website.

Shore Soap Company encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Shore Soap Company so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Shore Soap Company is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Shore Soap Company website.

Use of your Personal Information
Shore Soap Company collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Shore Soap Company may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Shore Soap Company and its affiliates. Shore Soap Company may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Shore Soap Company may sell, rent, or lease customer information to third parties for the following reasons:To provide leads to contractors per the clients request.

Shore Soap Company may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Shore Soap Company, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Shore Soap Company may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within ezpeasy.co, in order to determine what Shore Soap Company services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within ezpeasy.co to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Shore Soap Company will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Shore Soap Company or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Shore Soap Company; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of shoresoapco.com.

Security of your Personal Information
Shore Soap Company secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Children Under Thirteen
Shore Soap Company does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Shore Soap Company by contacting us here:

- Web page: shoresoapco.com
- Email: customers@shoresoapco.com

Changes to this Statement
Shore Soap Company will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Shore Soap Company encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Shore Soap Company is protecting your information.

Contact Information
Shore Soap Company welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact Shore Soap Company at:


Shore Soap Comapny LLC
302 Thames Street
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Email Address:
customers@shoresoapco.com

Telephone number:
401-846-0305

Effective as of Novemeber 29, 2012

8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans each year.

Each year, around eight million metric tons of plastic waste invade our oceans. Reports show that most plastic packaging is only used once; 95% of the value of plastic packaging material, worth $80 billion-$120 billion annually, is lost to the economy after a short first use. The New Plastics Economy, an initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (in collaboration with a broad group of leading companies, cities, philanthropists, policymakers, academics, students, NGOs, and citizens), is rethinking and redesigning the future of plastics, starting with the packaging. This ambitious three-year initiative provides a vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste and outlines concrete steps towards achieving the systemic shift needed.

weforum.org / newplasticseconomy.org

Every minute, the equivalent of 1 garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans.

Studies undertaken by the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company have showed the scale of the breakdown in the global plastic system. Of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging being produced annually, a full 32% of the plastic is left to flow into our oceans, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic being dumped into the ocean each minute.

weforum.org / plasticoceans.org

At current rates, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.

According to reports, if we keep producing (and failing to properly dispose of) plastic at predicted rates, plastic in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050. The World Economic Forum has reported that the worldwide uses of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years, and is expected to double again in the next 20 years. By 2050, we’ll be producing more than three times as much plastic as we did in 2014.

weforum.org / washingtonpost.com

Plastic has devastating effects on marine animals.

There is a massive amount of plastic polluting our oceans. It coagulates into great floating “garbage patches” that wash up on public beaches and remote islands, toss about in the waves and travel incredible distances before arriving back on land. Studies show that plastic waste ends up in the stomachs of more than half of the world’s sea turtles and nearly all marine birds. Estimates suggest that at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year from plastic.

washingtonpost.com / onegreenplanet.org

Micro plastics are entering our food chain.

When plastics end up in the ocean, they become a sponge for chemicals that are already out there. Much of these plastics are not just floating on the surface, many are broken down into microplastic particles. These microplastics become coated in bacteria and algae, resulting in fish mistaking them for a high energy meal, literally stuffing themselves with chemically absorbed plastics. While most of the actual plastic bits end up in the guts of the fish, once the plastic interacts with the fish’s stomach, chemicals are released and transferred into the bloodstream and flesh; thus edible parts of the fish that end up on our plates. These chemicals can be harmful to humans in accumulated concentrations. In simplest terms: plastic absorbs chemicals, fish eats plastic, human eats fish.

npr.org / theguardian.com

What we can do.

Proper Recycling

To help keep plastic out of our oceans and to reduce the amount of new plastic getting in, always recycle single-use plastics and other recyclable plastics. If you are unsure on how to properly recycle a specific item or to locate a recycling center near you, visit earth911.com.

Reduce Single-use Plastics

Reduce your use of single-use plastics (plastic shopping bags, water bottles, straws, utensils, dry cleaning bags, food storage bags and containers) and replace them with reusable items. For example, bring reusable shopping bags with you when you go to the grocery store; swap out plastic water bottles with a stainless steel bottle; replace plastic straws with stainless steel, glass or silicone ones; opt for no plastic bag when picking up your dry cleaning; use glass or stainless steel food containers. You can also make a difference by supporting bans on single-use plastics in your community.

Avoid Microbeads

Avoid products that contain microbeads, tiny plastic particles that are found in some face scrubs, toothpastes and body washes. They easily enter our waterways and oceans through our sewer systems and have become a growing source of ocean plastic pollution in recent years. To avoid products that contain microbeads, look for “polythelene” and “polypropylene” on the ingredient labels.

Everything Helps

Participate in a beach cleanup. This is one of the most direct and rewarding ways to fight ocean plastic pollution and it can be done on your own, with your family and friends or by joining a local organization’s cleanup event.

Stay Informed

Stay informed on plastic pollution related issues and spread the word. For example, host a viewing party for a documentary on plastic pollution (such as Garbage Island, A Plastic Ocean, Plasticized, Addicted to Plastic, Plastic Paradise or Bag It) to help make others aware of the problem.

Donate & Support

Support organizations that address plastic pollution. Many non-profit organizations are working to tackle the problem of ocean plastic pollution, including 5 Gyres, Agalita, Oceanic Society, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Plastic Soup Foundation, and others. These organizations rely on donations to continue their important work, even a small donation can make a big difference!

Learn more, Donate & Support.

5 Gyres

"Our mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. Our vision is a world free of plastic pollution!"

Oceanic Society

"Our mission is to conserve marine wildlife and habitats by deepening the connections between people and nature."