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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Friday, 02/03/2023

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.

Plastic Bank’s Partnership with Dr Brown’s

Plastic Bank Collaborates with Dr Brown’s for a Healthier Planet

Dr. Brown’s is on a mission to work towards creating a sustainable future for growing families because we know that a healthy planet plays a critical role in raising healthy children. Dr. Brown’s goal is to reduce plastic pollution, as well as to promote the reuse and recycling of plastic products. By partnering with Plastic Bank, they are providing opportunities for families to make a purchase that has a purpose. To start, the purchase of every Anti-Colic Options+ bottle will help to prevent over 31 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean annually. Additionally, for every ounce of plastic used in their bath products, an ounce of ocean bound plastic is collected and recycled. 

Stopping Ocean Plastic While Improving Lives

The partnership with Plastic Bank provides the incredible opportunity to go beyond preventing ocean pollution, as it is also an opportunity to make a social and economic impact in vulnerable communities. Dr. Brown’s is excited to contribute to the upward mobility of families in impoverished areas with a partner that is focused on ethical plastic collection and recycling.