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Data last verified: Monday, 04/22/2024

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 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 Full Circle

Through the partnership with Plastic Bank, Full Circle can achieve plastic neutrality, offsetting the plastic produced by collecting an equivalent amount of ocean-bound plastic from the environment. Full Circle Home aims to help their customers to reduce their plastic footprint by designing products that use environmentally conscious materials and is working to eliminate plastic from their packaging. 

Stopping Ocean Plastic while Positively Impacting Lives 

Full Circle Home uses GRS certified post-consumer recycled plastic as the majority of their plastic supply. This partnership with Plastic Bank allows them to ensure their entire plastic footprint is offset, while also having a positive impact on the lives of collection community members. Members exchange the plastic they collect for secure income and life-improving benefits, such as health insurance, education, digital connectivity, and social and fintech services.

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