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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 Partnership with Greiner Packaging

Plastic Bank’s Partnership with Greiner Packaging is Helping to Stop Ocean Plastic and Improve Lives in the Philippines

We are excited to partner with Greiner Packaging to help stop ocean plastic and improve lives in the Philippines. Greiner Packaging’s commitment to environmental and social impact is anchored in their group-wide sustainability strategy. Our partnership has resulted in the collection of over 165,000 kg of ocean bound plastic – that’s over 8,250,000 plastic bottles prevented from entering the ocean!

Greiner’s Impact Report

Start date: 04/2019
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165,000 kg of plastic extracted Opening soon!
93% PET
7% Mixed
8,250,000 bottles collected
5 Collection Points
Communities Served
Cities Served
Lives Impacted
184 Collectors
78 Women Collectors
Schools Impacted
All data is blockchain verified. Last updated 09/02/20 ?

Our history

In 2019, Greiner Packaging partnered with Plastic Bank to activate a recycling ecosystem in the Philippines. Greiner Packaging’s first collection branch was launched in November 2019 at Barangay 275, San Nicolas, Manila. What started out as one collection branch has evolved into an ecosystem of 5 branches, impacting the lives of over 200 collectors and their families.

“We take great pride in our partnership with Plastic Bank. By working together to build recycling infrastructure in the Philippines, we are taking action to stop ocean plastic and work with local communities to improve living conditions.”

Manfred Stanek
CEO, Greiner Packaging