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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.

Our Story

New Plastics Economy Global Commitment 2021 Progress Report

New Plastics Economy Global Commitment 2021 Progress Report

New Plastics Economy Global Commitment 2021 Progress ReportPlastic Bank empowers the regenerative society. We build ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain. Our goal by 2025 is to...

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New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Report 2020

New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Report 2020

New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Report 2020 In Partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation We empower the regenerative society. We build ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities, and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global...

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We are celebrating our 7th anniversary

We are celebrating our 7th anniversary

We are celebrating our 7th anniversary! 7 years ago our founders, David Katz and Shaun Frankson, recognized that rather than seeing plastic as just a convenience, we needed a way to reveal its inherent value. They then stepped into the unknown and created a platform...

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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020 We believe an equal world is an enabled world. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating our women collectors who provide for their families and care for their communities by collecting ocean bound plastic. Recycling...

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2019 was a BIG year for Plastic Bank!

2019 was a BIG year for Plastic Bank!

Our encouraging progress in 2019 sets us up for an even stronger 2020! Thanks to our over 75 brand partners and 400+ individual plastic neutral commitments, we are advancing into the new decade full of enthusiasm and purpose.

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Creative Ways to Show Support

Creative Ways to Show Support

ANYONE CAN HAVE AN IMPACT Creative Ways to Show SupportWe have many formal programs where individuals and organizations can help us stop ocean plastic and reduce poverty.  We also get many small contributions throughout the year from people who want to do more but...

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New Plastics Economy

New Plastics Economy

GLOBAL COMMITMENT New Plastics EconomyPlastic Bank is a proud signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment along with 350 organisations around the world.  The Global Commitment aims to eliminate unnecessary plastic, innovate more recyclable and efficient...

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Interview with Shaun Frankson in The Magazine

Co-Founder and CTO INTERVIEW WITH SHAUN FRANKSON IN THE MAGAZINEIn fall 2018, global consulting firm Synpulse sat down with Shaun Frankson, Co-Founder and CTO of Plastic Bank to discuss how we are using technology and blockchain to stop ocean plastic and reduce...

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Purpose and Plastic Bank

Purpose and Plastic Bank

DYAN MABUNGA RODRIGUEZ, COUNTRY MANAGER Purpose and Plastic BankBill Stark, President and COO of Cognition Foundry, spoke with deep honesty when he shared that Cognition Foundry’s collaboration with The Plastic Bank has gifted him with a sense of purpose. PURPOSE,...

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What is a Social Enterprise?

What is a Social Enterprise?

ROB STOCKS, E-BUSINESS & PARTNER ACTIVATION WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE? Some people assume that because we have a mission to stop ocean plastic and improve the lives of people living in poverty that we are a charity.  We aren’t. We are actually a Social...

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WASTE TO WAGES: CHANGING NARRATIVES

WASTE TO WAGES: CHANGING NARRATIVES

The capital of the Philippines, City of Manila, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The smallest administrative division in the Philippines is called barangay and in the city of Manila alone, there are 896 barangays.

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