One garbage truck full of plastic enters the ocean every minute
While plastic in many forms can improve and simplify our lives, we have also become used to it, irreplaceably. It’s easy to buy, cheap to use, and convenient to throw away. As we continue to create more plastic waste, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
You can stop plastic waste before it reaches our ocean
By partnering with Plastic Bank, you are enabling plastic collection within 50 kilometers of ocean-bound waterways and coastlines. Our communities gather plastic waste directly from local beaches, riverbanks, neighbourhoods, and even households – so we are able stop ocean plastic directly at source.
Let’s turn plastic waste into worth
Together, we are revealing value in plastic waste and improving lives. Our members exchange plastic waste as currency at local Plastic Bank branches for bonuses that help provide basic family necessities, such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, health insurance, digital connectivity, and fintech services. By offering safe, secure, and traceable sources of income, we’re empowering communities in vulnerable areas with a path out of poverty.
Together for a better world
With Plastic Bank, the world’s most progressive companies and individuals are stewarding the collection of ocean-bound plastic and empowering collection communities to thrive. The recycled plastic is reborn as Social Plastic® feedstock and used in the production of products and packaging – thus helping create new life for old plastic.
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How we ensure traceability
Our proprietary blockchain-secured platform records every transaction and gives traceability to your impact — all uniquely assigned to your business.
Alchemy™ is Plastic Bank’s proprietary platform that powers everything we do. It enables our reward and benefit programs, plastic credit programs, supply chain management systems, auditing tools, partner impact reporting, and more.
Plastic Bank utilizes a GDPR compliant, hybrid blockchain to ensure low energy cost while maintaining the trust and security of blockchain. Transaction data is stored in the blockchain and securely synced to Alchemy’s private database.
The PlasticBank app is a mobile-based interface with unique features and experiences for Ocean Stewards, collection community members, and a growing number of gig economy user types. The PlasticBank® app is powered by the Alchemy™ platform.
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Awards and Recognition
Plastic Bank is globally recognized as a thought leader, advocate, and innovator in plastic recycling.
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