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Data last verified: Friday, 02/23/2024

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 Partnership with Eksperience™

FROM THE OCEAN, FOR THE OCEAN

More than 20 years ago, Eksperience™ had a pioneering vision: reaching into the extraordinary abundance of the sea to source innovative marine elements that, with leading scientific expertise, would create highly effective formulas to professionally treat hair and scalp.

Eksperience™ is committed to the environment by delivering eco-conceived products that are as clean as possible, while guaranteeing professional performance and outstanding hair and scalp beauty results.

Revlon Partners with Plastic Bank to Reduce Ocean Plastic 

Eksperience™ aims to push forward the professional haircare industry by achieving the perfect balance between sea, science, and senses while strengthening its commitment to sustainability. 

After having taken great steps in minimizing its impact by working on formulas and packaging, Eksperience™ joined forces with Plastic Bank to go one step further and reduce ocean plastic by removing the equivalent of more than 4 million plastic bottles from the environment in 2023. 

Plastic Bank male community member collecting plastic waste in front of the ocean in Brazil
Eksperience™ products