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Data last verified: Thursday, 02/22/2024

Ocean-bound plastic

Plastic Bank operates under the global standard defined by Jenna Jambeck. Ocean-bound plastic is defined as plastic that has not yet found its way into the ocean but is classified as "mismanaged waste". That is, plastic that is not being (formally) collected, is not likely to be collected, and is found within 50km of an ocean-bound waterway or coastal area.

Community Members

Individuals within a recycling community who collect plastic and exchange it at a Plastic Bank collection branch for secure income and life-improving benefits.

Equivalent 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)

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.

Your business can create a world
without ocean plastic and poverty

This is your invitation to Social recycling, a movement that empowers your business to protect the ocean, help communities rise above poverty, and support recycling.

Our partners have stopped over 116,167,713 kg of plastic from reaching the ocean.

Your journey as a Changemaker begins here

Choose how your business can be part of the movement and drive meaningful change in creating a better world.

Plastic Offset Impact Program

Offset your plastic footprint with traceability and empower collection communities that are stopping plastic from entering the ocean.

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Social Plastic Feedstock

Integrate recycled ocean-bound plastic with traceable impact into your products or packaging and support plastic collection communities.

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Plastic Offset For Small Business

Customized for changemakers aspiring to make a scalable impact, this program offers an ideal start for small businesses to stand out as a force for good.

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Impact Certificates

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Partner Portal

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Badges

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Custom Features

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Why businesses choose to drive impact with us

Our approach and solution to poverty and pollution is trusted by partners globally for over a decade.

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Leading the industry in results

116,167,713 kilograms of plastic stopped so far with our partners demonstrates that Social Recycling for environmental impact works.

Empowering communities

Empowering communities to thrive

45,332 members from 542 collection communities have been able to access income and life-improving benefits.

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Customizable partnerships

Choose or customize a partnership option to suit your company’s business and size, so you can stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty your way.

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Enabling audit-ready traceability

Our proprietary blockchain platform builds trust through transparency, traceability, and scalability. Letting you rest easy knowing your impact is real.

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Storytelling tools

Gain access to a repository of brand assets, images, videos, social media templates, and more to help consumers engage and take action.

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Claim Authenticity

Our claims are backed by our blockchain-based technology to help communicate your impact with authenticity to consumers.

Our Partners

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