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Data last verified: Saturday, 09/23/2023

1Ocean-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.

2Community 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.

3Equivalent 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)

4Recycling 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.

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Our partners have stopped over 98.1 million kg of plastic

by supporting ethical collection in coastal communities and stopping plastic before it reaches the ocean1

15,603,944 KG

Social Plastic® used2


Total partners


Equivalent bottles stopped3

39,608,000 KG

Social Plastic® used2


Total partners


Equivalent bottles stopped3

Your customers also believe that plastic shouldn’t flow into the ocean

When it comes to brands with purpose, consumers are:

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More likely to

*Source: 2020 Zeno Strength of Purpose | (Base 8000 consumers; United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia)

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Social Plastic® Feedstock

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Our blockchain-secured platform Alchemy™ enables traceable recycling, tracks income for community members and verifies reporting for our partners. The collected material is processed into Social Plastic® feedstock for reuse in products and packaging that support recycling communities.

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Your Ocean Steward toolkit

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Impact Certificates

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Partner Portal

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Our Partners

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