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Data last verified: Tuesday, 04/23/2024

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.

Plastic Bank’s Collaboration with Davines Group

Davines Group collaborates with Plastic Bank to rethink plastic

Davines Group is an Italian family company based in Parma, Italy, featuring two professional brands: Davines, sustainable beauty hair care solutions, and [ comfort zone ], a spa skin care combining performance and sustainability. Among their packaging choices, plastic bottles are used for liquid formulas such as shampoos, conditioners, face and body cleansers. For many years, Davines Group has been focusing on eco-designing their packaging, reducing the use of natural resources, introducing refillable solutions and choosing the most circular, sustainable materials. Especially when speaking about plastic, over the years they have reduced the use of virgin plastic and increased the use of recycled and bio-based plastic. Thanks to the partnership with Plastic Bank, for any plastic packaging sold by Davines Group, an equal amount of plastic will be collected and recycled from the environment.

More regeneration, less “perfect” materials

Both Davines and [ comfort zone ] brands offer highly sustainable products, formulated with an artisanal spirit, and created according to the most advanced cosmetic research combining efficacy and respect for the environment. The Group’s desire is to generate a positive impact not only on the environment, but also on the people who live in it. For this reason, its commitment also aims to improve the living conditions of local communities involved in plastic collection in Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines.

Together, Davines Group and Plastic Bank are empowering consumers to feel good about choosing products that make global impact.

Plastic Bank Member collector in Collection Point posing with pile of plastic
Davines products