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Data last verified: Monday, 04/22/2024

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 Partnership with weDo/ Professional

weDo/ is a tribute to people who fight to make the world a better place, but also a platform to help us act more sustainably together. With Plastic Bank®, weDo/ Professional is doubling down on its commitment to fighting ocean plastic.

weDo/ Professional is a new eco-ethical hair care brand that strongly believes every act has an impact. With sustainability at the core of its mission, they believe change is only achieved by working together. This is why weDo/ has partnered with Plastic Bank – to make a real global impact. For each weDo/ product sold, the equivalent of 8 ocean-bound plastic bottles is removed from the environment. Over 1 year of our partnership with weDo/, almost 120 tons of plastic waste has been collected in Indonesia, the equivalent of over 6,000,000 plastic bottles prevented from entering the ocean! 

weDo/ Professional Background on Sustainability

weDo/ Professional is a new eco-ethical haircare brand that is on a mission to help people transition to a happier, healthier, & more sustainable lifestyle. weDo/ Professional designs its products to be 100% recyclable and is using recycled plastic while simultaneously working on new ways to decrease their plastic impact, with solid forms for example. weDo/ Professional and Plastic Bank believe that if we all act together, we will make a difference! In partnership with weDo/ Professional, we collect on average 1,856 plastic bottles per day

weDo/ Professional designs its products to be 100% recyclable







Impactful Together

We started our journey in 2019 and the numbers of our collected bottles have grown exponentially. We are excited to continue our partnership and to collectively drive a local and global impact. We look forward to extending our partnership with weDo/ Professional and to keep fighting ocean plastic and poverty together!

“There is a need for a collective effort to change the way we consume in order to decrease the impact we are having on the planet. And the beauty industry has a big role to play in this. We work with Plastic Bank to help us bring to life our ambition and act together to have an impact.”


Cecile Jolly and Antoine Schuler
Co-founders of weDo/ Professional

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