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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Mar 12, 2022

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™

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.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Plastic Bank connects thoughtful consumers around the world with creative entrepreneurs. It’s an ecosystem where people of all backgrounds inspire each other and build relationships through recycling along with making, selling, and buying goods and services. We want everyone on Plastic Bank to feel safe, and fostering an inclusive environment is our priority. This policy explains the kind of behaviour we prohibit on Plastic Bank to make sure we all have a positive experience.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using Plastic Bank, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

On Plastic Bank, you can’t discriminate based upon:

  • Race
  • Colour
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Any other characteristic protected under applicable law

It is your responsibility as a seller or buyer to know your local laws and any other legal regulations on discrimination that might apply to you.

Whether you’re listing items or using community spaces on Plastic Bank, discrimination is not allowed. Examples of prohibited behaviour on Plastic Bank include, but are not limited to:

  • Refusal of service based on membership in one or more protected group
  • Derogatory or demeaning remarks against protected groups listed above
  • Racial slurs
  • Posts that support or glorify current or historical hate groups

If you think discrimination has occurred on Plastic Bank, please report it by e-mailing [email protected] and we will investigate. If you see a listing on Plastic Bank which you believe violates Plastic Bank‘s Prohibited Items Policy, we encourage you to flag the item by e-mailing [email protected]. We have a timely review process for all reports.