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Data last verified: Tuesday, 04/23/2024

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 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 design outdoor furniture made using Social Plastic® feedstock

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 released the Stream Chair – one of the first chairs to be made of Social Plastic® feedstock, 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 is also be produced using Social Plastic® feedstock.

Page manually updated April 27, 2023.

Design for a better future

By sourcing Social Plastic® feedstock 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® feedstock 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 collection communities while incorporating unique and sustainable designs into homes around the world.

Collection Branch Sahrul in Bali, Indonesia, July 2022
Collection Branch Sahrul in Bali, Indonesia, July 2022

ScanCom brands use Social Plastic® feedstock