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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

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

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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Over 1 Million KG Collected in 2018!

Over 1 Million KG Collected in 2018!

OVER 1 MILLION KG COLLECTED IN 2018!Together we stopped over 1 Million kg (2.39 Million pounds!) of ocean plastic in just a single year!  That is a massive number but is only part of the story. We also engaged with over 2300 collectors creating opportunities and...

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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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