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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Sunday, 06/04/2023

Ocean-bound plastic

Ocean-bound plastic has not yet found its way into the ocean. This represents plastic that is found on the ground within 50 kilometers of a waterway or coastal area, and is otherwise unlikely to be collected.

Bottles Stopped

The amount of ocean-bound plastic collected and recycled in our recycling communities converted into bottles. Conversion rate is 50 bottles per kg (the average weight of a 500mL bottle is ~20g)

Community Members

Individuals within a recycling community who collect plastic and deliver it to a collection point in exchange for collection benefits.

Recycling Communities

Community of plastic collectors living within 50 kilometres of ocean-bound waterways involved in plastic collection and its exchange at Plastic Bank collection points.


Alchemy is the blockchain platform that powers the Plastic Bank app. It enables fully traceable recycling processes, secures income for recycling community members and tailors impact reports for our stewards.

2019 was a BIG year for Plastic Bank!

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In 2019, we began new and exciting partnerships. We scaled our operations, expanding into new countries and communities. And we are now collecting 1 million kilograms of ocean-bound plastic every month and counting!

This growth enabled us to exponentially increase our impact and help alleviate poverty in vulnerable coastal areas around the world. We are excited to share the positive impact we have made together!


Our progress in 2019 sets us up for a more impactful 2020! Thank you to our partners, collection members, branch owners, processors, and employees for being with us on this journey.