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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.

ANYONE CAN HAVE AN IMPACT

Creative Ways to Show Support

We have many formal programs where individuals and organizations can help us stop ocean plastic and reduce poverty.  We also get many small contributions throughout the year from people who want to do more but don’t fit into one of our logo or certificate programs. Each contributor is a key part of our efforts!

We can all do our part to stop ocean plastic whether it is by recycling, carrying a reusable water bottle or by advocating within our organizations for a change to business as usual.  Many of our largest partners grew from a single supporter raising their voice and asking if there was a better way to do things within their organizations.

On a personal level, one supporter hosted a holiday cocktail party and got contributions from her friends and family enabling a 3 Tonne offset.  Another supporter gets organizations to offset 2 Tonnes in lieu of a traditional speakers fee for his presentations. These creative solutions all add up and help support our efforts.

Nature Hommage is one of those businesses with a creative solution.  Started by two friends in Sweden, Nature Hommage is a line of women’s athletic wear that wanted to have an impact.  With initial production runs currently in the hundreds of units not thousands, they are nevertheless making a contribution to our efforts for every piece they sell on their Kickstarter.  Founders Anisa Nordén and Jenny Eckerud told us their story which highlights their commitment to making an impact with their business.

Traveling across South East Asia, we saw the direct effects of plastics on marine life. But that was not all, we also had difficulties finding sustainable activewear – one that truly resonated with the materials and style we loved. And so, together, we decided to align our passions and challenge the traditional activewear industry by making sustainability the core concept of our brand.

 We feel a responsibility to give back to the ocean, and Nature Hommage is our way of doing that. Our tailored activewear pieces are made from recycled plastics, such as fishing nets retrieved from oceans and landfills worldwide. 

Check out their Kickstarter!

If you want to make your own impact and have a creative idea get in touch!  We’d love to hear from you and help you be part of the solution.

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