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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Friday, 02/03/2023

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 Henkel

Expanding Recycling Ecosystems Around The World while Promoting Sustainable Packaging Solutions

We’re proud to be partnering with Henkel to expand recycling ecosystems around the world while promoting sustainable packaging solutions. Henkel takes a long-term, entrepreneurial approach toward all elements of sustainability. As the first major global consumer goods company to partner with Plastic Bank, Henkel is leading their industry by shaping new standards. Since the beginning of our partnership, Henkel has helped to collect over 750,000 kg of plastic waste through its ecosystem in Haiti, preventing over 37.5 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean (see below for most recent impact metrics).

In 2017, Henkel helped to establish our first recycling ecosystem in Haiti. Together, we built five collection branches, setting the stage for Plastic Bank’s expansion around the world. Building on our partnership, we are expanding our recycling ecosystem into Egypt. Henkel is helping to establish recycling infrastructure which will help collect 5,000 metric tons of ocean bound plastic per year!

Henkel’s Impact Report

Start date: 08/2017
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6,109,877 kg of plastic extracted Opening soon!
79% PET
13% HDPE
3% PP
4% Mixed
305,493,866 bottles collected
77 Collection Points
Communities Served
Cities Served
6167 Lives Impacted
2205 Collectors
Women Collectors
Schools Impacted
All data is blockchain verified. Last updated 01/09/22 ?

Building a closed-loop supply chain

Henkel has established a closed-loop supply chain, ensuring collected ocean bound plastic can be processed and reintegrated into the value chain as Social Plastic®. In 2020, Henkel is integrating more than 600,000 kg of Social Plastic® into their products, including Pril, Vernel, Fa, and Nature Box brands.

Henkel has received global recognition for their Fa and Nature Box brands, winning the Best in Class Packaging Innovation, Sustainable Design at the PAC Global Leadership Awards in 2020, and the Best Practices Award at the Sustainability Awards in 2019.

Henkel brands use Social Plastic®

Henkel incorporates recycled Social Plastic® into its Beauty, Laundry & Home Care products

Nature Box Shampoo

FA Shower Gel

Vernel Fabric Softener

Sidolin Surface Cleaner

Biff Bathroom Cleaner

Pril Hand Wash

Dial Hand Soap

Looking Forward

We’re excited to be extending our partnership with Henkel to support ongoing projects in Haiti, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Additionally, Henkel will help expand our recycling ecosystem into Egypt – establishing recycling infrastructure such as plastic collection branches.

The development of the recycling infrastructure in Egypt will help to collect 5,000 metric tons of ocean-bound plastic per year – the equivalent to preventing one billion bottles from entering the ocean over five years.

“Our collaboration with Plastic Bank is a unique partnership, addressing two of the world’s biggest challenges of today: plastic waste and the lack of opportunity for people in need … We are excited to take the next steps – for the environment and a better future for even more people in Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Egypt.”

Sylvie Nicol
Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chairwoman of Henkel’s Sustainability Council