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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.

Aerelle Blue

ADVANSA, a leading supplier of sustainable polyester fibres for bedding in Europe, announces the introduction of AERELLE® Blue, a new filling-fibre for pillows duvets and mattresses. The result of a partnership with social enterprise Plastic Bank, this new fibre is made from recycled ocean-bound plastic called Social Plastic®, which helps solve the problem of ocean and beach plastic, one of the most urgent environmental problems of our time.

Suprelle Blue for the USA market

Our fiber is fully traceable, from the recycling of the bottle to the fiber fluff. There is no compromising comfort with our fluff, it is the highest quality material. Feel the difference, make a difference.