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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Friday, 02/03/2023

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.

We are celebrating our 7th anniversary

7 years ago our founders, David Katz and Shaun Frankson, recognized that rather than seeing plastic as just a convenience, we needed a way to reveal its inherent value. They then stepped into the unknown and created a platform that reveals the value in our world. Over the past 7 years, we have been steadfast in our efforts to stop ocean plastic and improve the lives of collector communities.

We have a lot to celebrate:
  • Over 11,000,000 kg of ocean-bound plastic collected
  • Over 19,000 collectors registered on the Plastic Bank platform
  • Over 300 active branches around the world
  • Active operations in Haiti, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, and Egypt

Thank you to our collectors, partners, and employees for their commitment over the years. Together we are empowering a regenerative society. Help celebrate by taking action to stop ocean plastic with us today! Thank you for being on this journey with us!

Help empower collectors like Made Wangi in Indonesia and join our mission to stop ocean plastic and reduce poverty today!