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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 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 Dial

Plastic Bank collaborates with Dial® to support their sustainability initiatives.

A trusted North American brand for almost 75 years, Dial®️ is committed to delivering effective personal care and handwashing products that help keep families clean and healthy, as well as protect the planet. In collaboration with Plastic Bank, Dial®️ will help save over 30 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean in 2022 (Projected based on shipments over the 52-week period ending 9/1/21).

Dial® Supports the Circular Economy

In 2022, Dial®️ launched liquid and foaming hand soap refill bottles made with Social Plastic®️ from Plastic Bank. By using Social Plastic®️ for its refill bottles, Dial®️ is helping to support  a circular economy and is reducing the amount of virgin plastic materials it uses. Plastic Bank is proud to work with Dial to help empower people to make sustainable choices while creating environmental, social, and economic impact.

Dial® hand soap refills use Social Plastic®







“At Dial®️, and across Henkel, promoting sustainability and reducing plastic waste is not only our goal but our corporate commitment. This year, I am excited to share that Dial will be partnering with Plastic Bank. Together, we will help achieve our mission by making sustainable, innovative personal care products while addressing both environmental and social challenges.”

Randi Melton
VP of Marketing Beauty Care, Activation at Henkel