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Data last verified: Friday, 12/01/2023

1Ocean-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.

2Community 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.

3Equivalent 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)

4Recycling 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 Plastic Reborn Initiative

Plastic Bank partners with Plastic Reborn Initiative to strive for a robust ecosystem for waste management based on a circular economy in Indonesia

Plastic Reborn is an initiative by the Coca-Cola Foundation Indonesia (CCFI) and Ancora Foundation that began in 2016 to address the waste management and recycling issue in Indonesia. The partnership was founded on the basis of a circular economy and aims to support the creation of a robust ecosystem to enable a responsible and circular production and consumption system in Indonesia. 

Creating environmental and social impact 

As part of the World Without Waste vision of Coca-Cola, the collaboration aims to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and/or can sold in the market. The ‘Plastic Reborn’ initiative supports the development of Plastic Bank collection branches in Indonesia. This initiative reduces plastic pollution in the environment while simultaneously providing secure income and life-improving benefits for collection members.  

Plastic Bank collection community member in Bali Indonesia
Plastic Bank Indonesia visit Ancora Foundation
Plastic Bank Indonesia visits Ancora Foundation