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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Sunday, 04/02/2023

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 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 Eat Natural.

Eat Natural collaborates with Plastic Bank to align consumption with sustainable production.

In collaboration with Plastic Bank, Eat Natural has been working towards reducing plastic in the ocean and bringing new opportunities to local communities since 2018.  This collaboration will mean that ocean-bound plastic will be removed from the environment through Plastic Bank’s Impact Program. To date, Eat Natural has supported with the collection and recycling of 245,242 kgs of plastic, and has committed to a further collection and recycling of 80,000 kgs in 2022. 

Bringing new opportunities to local communities

Eat Natural believes that it is important to help empower local communities in the Philippines where many of its most important ingredients come from. Aside from plastic collection, the collaboration with Plastic Bank has provided opportunities for community workshops in the Philippines where topics such as management of finances and the administration of first aid are explored. Eat Natural is therefore supporting collectors of plastic in vulnerable communities and enabling them to create better lives for themselves and their families.