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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 Journe

Plastic Bank partners with Journe Brands to stop ocean plastic while improving lives

As a leading global homewares manufacturer based in Australia, Journe is known for its expertise in designing and engineering storage solutions for the home. By partnering with Plastic Bank, Journe is working towards its mission to deliver better choices that are good for both the customer and the planet. Journe is dedicated to being part of the global circular economy and takes a three-pronged approach; integrating waste led design thinking into the product design process, launching their first 100% PCW recycled range Bunker Tough, and with Plastic Bank, investing in projects that not only remove plastic from the environment but also supports the members collecting it in coastal communities.

Page manually updated May 1, 2023.

Working together to make impactful change  

Together with Plastic Bank, Journe is removing plastic waste equivalent to 2.5 million plastic bottles from the environment in 2023. Aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17, this partnership builds on the belief that we need to work together as a global community to make impactful change. Journe is committed to stopping plastic from entering the ocean and dedicated to transforming the perception of the material currently seen as waste into a prized resource. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2022
Plastic Bank male community member collecting plastic waste in front of the ocean in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2022
Journe mode, lifestyle and sustainable

“We are excited to be kicking off our partnership with Plastic Bank by committing to remove the equivalent of 2.5 million plastic bottles from the environment in 2023. At Journe, we are passionate about solving problems. The path to a more sustainable world isn’t going to be easy or fast – there are no shortcuts. It’s going to be a journey, but I believe it’s a journey worth taking.”

Fadi Ali
CEO & Founder of Journe Brands

 

At Plastic Bank, we’re on a journey towards a wasteless world, one that sees value in all things and people. Revealing value in waste is not only bringing exceptional opportunity to our members, to the plastic that gets recycled, but it also goes beyond our communities into the hands of consumers. Every product purchased is a vote for a regenerative future and the end of poverty. We welcome Journe Brands to the journey. 

David Katz
Founder of Plastic Bank