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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.

Game Changers Wanted

Plastic Bank is looking for incredible people dedicated to changing the world.

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity at a trailblazing company that makes changing the world fun? Come join the Plastic Bank team and make your mark in changing the world’s relationship with plastic.

How we work?

We Gather Together to dialogue, collaborate and take action because we know big problems require a movement of people beyond what we can each do alone.

We Reveal Value in how we operate not from what is, but what could be, excited by rather than limited by ‘never been done before’.

We Love People in how we relate to each other as whole human beings, embracing our unique strengths, quirks, and journeys. We are elevating the human experience and bringing humanity back into business.

Is this you?

  • You have come to realize that working just to pay the bills doesn’t satisfy the soul.
  • You connect personally with our mission and our values.
  • You are independent, optimistic, and interesting.
  • You are on a journey of self-discovery and continuously learning about yourself and the world.
  • You love people and are in love with life.
  • You have traveled to unusual places.
  • You thrive working on a team and operating autonomously and have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • You lead yourself effectively in order to be able to lead others, regardless of title or role.
  • You embrace change and ambiguity with vigor.
  • You are reliable, loyal and can be counted on to use good judgment to do the right thing.
  • You realize that every task, no matter how small, is critical to our mission.
  • You are tech-savvy – apps make you happy and the cloud is not just a fluffy mass in the sky.
  • You are ready, willing and able to embrace a new workspace environment of Holacracy.

If you could become what the world needs you to be, would you?