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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 SC Johnson


Plastic Bank’s partnership with SC Johnson began in 2018 with the goal of stopping plastic before it reaches the ocean while improving the lives of the people who collect it. SC Johnson has supported recycling ecosystems in Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil. The plastic collected in these ecosystems is recycled and reprocessed to create recovered coastal plastic* feedstock that is integrated into select SC Johnson product packaging.

*Recovered Coastal Plastic, in partnership with Plastic Bank, is post-consumer recycled plastic collected on land within 31 miles of an ocean so that it does not reach oceans or landfills.

SC Johnson`s Impact Report

Start date: 01/2019
Global Impact
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62.8 Million kg of plastic extracted Opening soon!




3.1 Billion bottles prevented
518 collection points
communities impacted
cities served
29 collection centers
lives impacted
26,143 collection members
womens collectors
schools impacted
All data is blockchain verified. Last updated 12/2/2023

Being part of the solution

SC Johnson contributes to the solution by using recovered coastal plastic in select product packaging. In 2019, SC Johnson launched its first Windex® Vinegar bottle made out of 100% recovered coastal plastic. And in 2020, they launched trigger bottles made with 100% recovered coastal plastic for Windex® Original,Windex® Vinegar, Windex® Ammonia-Free in North America, as well as Mr. Muscle® Platinum Window and Glass Cleaner in the U.K. and Ireland.

Boa Reciclagem Collection Point, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2021.

Boa Reciclagem Collection Point, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2021.

Boa Reciclagem Collection Point, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2021.

SC Johnson brands using recovered coastal plastic feedstock 

Windex Original

Windex Vinegar

Windex Ammonia-Free

Windex Vinegar Refill Pack

The SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE 1 litre soap dispenser

The SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE 1 litre soap dispenser

Product images updated in April 2021. For latest product information see official brand websites: Windex and Mr. Muscle

SC Johnson x Plastic Bank Life of a Bottle, posted April 2021

Growing together

In 2019 Plastic Bank partnered with SC Johnson to open 9 collection branches in Bali, Indonesia. As of December 2022, Indonesia is the largest Plastic Bank recycling ecosystem with over 13,500 registered collection members that have collected over 40 million kilograms of plastic.

Leveraging the success in Indonesia, Plastic Bank partnered with SC Johnson to build the first Plastic Bank recycling ecosystem in Brazil in November 2019. As of Dec 2022, there are 34 collection branches in Brazil, empowering over 3,400 members and collecting over 3.5 million kilograms of plastic.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2021

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2021.
Exchanging plastic at Collection Point Suana in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 2022.

Exchanging plastic at Collection Point Suana in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 2022.

Sorting plastic bottles at Collection Point Andika in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 2021.

Launch of Rocinha Collection Point, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2022.

“Building recycling infrastructure to stop plastic before it reaches the ocean and reintroducing it into products and packaging is key to solving the ocean plastics problem. I’m particularly pleased that this program with Plastic Bank helps to address poverty and create a closed-loop supply chain at the same time.”

Fisk Johnson
Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson