Asking OXO company to manufacture their products using post consumer waste

I just wrote a letter using the Contact Us page on the OXO website:

Dear OXO,
My family owns quite a few of your products. We like them and they are always useful for their intended purpose.

I’m writing today as a concerned consumer.

I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish you could manufacture your products using post consumer waste and also make them recyclable for when they break or wear out.

Our world is facing a plastic crisis. It’s been recently discovered that almost 100% of USA’s drinking water is contaminated with microplastics.

I am going to try and write to every manufacturer of products that I purchase for my family to ask them to do this same thing: PLEASE, please, let’s collect up and re-use the plastics that are already in our environment and use those plastics as raw materials for new products. You can be part of a solution by creating an incentive for people willing to collect these materials by buying them to make your products. It’s the right thing to do. And use some of your name recognition to ask your consumers to PLEASE RECYCLE and to be responsible for the waste they create. And please, OXO, please, as a company, accept responsibility for the waste you create in manufacturing and for what happens to the products you create after they have outlived their usefullness.

Please be an industry leader.
If you did, I, and likely a lot of people like me, will feel much better about buying your products and may even buy them on purpose because of your environmentally responsible actions.

Thank you,
Emily Gleichenhaus
Arlington, VA
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