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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Mar 12, 2022

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™

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 ScanCom International A/S

Plastic Bank collaborates with ScanCom to launch outdoor furniture made using Social Plastic®

ScanCom International A/S is an outdoor furniture manufacturer with dedication and a commitment to delivering sustainable outdoor living options all over the world – with a deep focus on sustainability, innovation & design, and operational excellence. Plastic Bank has collaborated with ScanCom to better the world while delivering sustainable and ethical material solutions for their designs. 

ScanCom is releasing the Stream Chair – one of the first chairs to be made of Social Plastic®, with multiple options for legs and frames ranging from FSC® wood to aluminum and steel. Additionally, ScanCom’s outdoor furniture brand LifestyleGarden® has launched the Nassau Chair and the Nassau Table, which will also be produced using Social Plastic®.


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    Design for a better future

    By sourcing Social Plastic® from Indonesia for the production of the chair, the collaboration represents a long term commitment to improve local recycling infrastructures. The use of Social Plastic® is a mutual commitment to a regenerative society through the development of a circular economy. As a result of the collaboration efforts, we will achieve environmental impact through the use of sustainable, recycled materials while empowering collectors and their communities.

    Plastic Bank is proud to collaborate with ScanCom to impact coastal communities while incorporating unique and sustainable designs into homes around the world.

    ScanCom brands use Social Plastic®