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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.

Become a Plastic Bank Ambassador

Becoming an Ambassador empowers you to prevent ocean plastic and improve lives with Plastic Bank.

We offer education and certification through courses about the ocean plastic crisis. These provide insight and understanding on how our solution helps to prevent ocean plastic, alleviate poverty, and make lasting environmental, social, and economic change. 

As an Ambassador, you have exclusive access to resources that can be used in your own community and workplace. We challenge you to engage your friends, family, and co-workers to become the change you want to see.

The Ambassador Program is free to join!

How it Works


Develop an understanding of the plastic crisis, how it affects us and our planet, and how Plastic Bank works. Participate through a series of 6 online courses, with simple quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding.


Gain access to resources including presentations and activities for all ages! Engage your community to learn more about the plastic crisis and how to reduce your plastic footprint.


Create lasting change starting with local actions that create global impact. Gather your friends and empower them to track your impact together.

Join in three easy steps

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The program is offered with no cost or obligation for anyone who wants to learn about and be part of the solution to ocean plastic.

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