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Where we operate

At Plastic Bank, we’re revealing value in plastic and using it as a global resource to end poverty. This can only begin at the root of the cause, in communities at the intersection of plastic pollution and poverty.

What has plastic pollution got to do with poverty?

Top ocean pollution points

Which countries generate the most plastic waste?

Top ocean pollution points Top 10 plastic waste generating countries

Which countries are most responsible for ocean plastic pollution?

Top ocean pollution points Biggest ocean plastic contributors

How does Plastic Bank decide which country to operate in?

Top ocean pollution points Country location

How do you incentivise communities to gather plastic?

Top ocean pollution points Country location [communities] Collection communities

What is Plastic Bank’s impact in the Philippines?

Country location 517 Collection communities

What is Plastic Bank’s impact in Indonesia?

Country location 709 Collection communities

What is Plastic Bank’s impact in Brazil?

Country location 98 Collection communities

What is Plastic Bank’s impact in Egypt?

Country location 43 Collection communities

What is Plastic Bank’s impact in Thailand?

Country location 32 Collection communities

What is Plastic Bank’s impact in Cameroon?

Country location 10 Collection communities
Our community of

49,873 members

gathered the equivalent of

6,299,108,976 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

125,982,180 kg

Our community of

49,873 members

gathered the equivalent of

6,299,108,976 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

125,982,180 kg

Our community of

49,873 members

gathered the equivalent of

6,299,108,976 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

125,982,180 kg

Our community of

49,873 members

gathered the equivalent of

6,299,108,976 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

125,982,180 kg

Our community of

49,873 members

gathered the equivalent of

6,299,108,976 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

125,982,180 kg

Our community of

20,673 members

gathered the equivalent of

1,366,791,798 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

27,335,836 kg

Our community of

21,732 members

gathered the equivalent of

3,315,755,892 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

66,315,118 kg

Our community of

4,282 members

gathered the equivalent of

308,338,406 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

6,166,768 kg

Our community of

2,316 members

gathered the equivalent of

855,700,964 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

17,114,019 kg

Our community of

233 members

gathered the equivalent of

202,517,778 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

4,050,356 kg

Our community of

112 members

gathered the equivalent of

29,936,341 bottles

and collected total plastic waste

598,727 kg

What UN SDG goals does Plastic Bank support?

Plastic Bank advances the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Our collection communities earn additional income from exchanging plastic as money, and receive social benefits, including health, work and life insurance, digital connectivity, grocery vouchers, school supplies, fintech services, and more.

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

We have provided opportunities to 49,873 collection members in vulnerable coastal areas around the world. We adhere to a strict Code of Conduct, promoting a safe and inclusive work environment that upholds labour and human rights.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

We help stop plastic pollution through the collection and recycling of discarded plastic. The collected plastic is processed into Social Plastic® feedstock which is integrated into new products and packaging, reducing the demand for virgin plastic.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development

Stopping plastic from within 50km of an ocean-bound waterway or coastline reduces its likelihood from flowing into the ocean. This in turn helps to protect marine life, microorganisms, and endangered species from plastic pollution.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

By partnering with like-minded organizations to end poverty, stop plastic pollution, and substitute the use of virgin plastic, we empower them to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals that align with the purpose and mission of their businesses.

Our community
members

We are able to buy our family necessities like food and other essentials through the bonus we receive. It has also helped us cover the maintenance of our small boat, buy fishing nets, and afford a small renovation on our home. We’ve even been able to save some of our earnings. In case we are in a difficult situation again, we have savings to grab from.

Danny

a member in Baseco, Philippines

The benefits we receive through plastic exchange are used to provide for our daily needs. The most important thing we receive is BPJS Health Insurance for my husband’s treatment.

Asis & Atmawati

members in Bali, Indonesia

The bonus I receive with the exchange really helps me to support my family and afford the things we need. One of those things is the medicine for my son that I buy every month.

Carla Maria

a member in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Even though I didn’t get a chance to continue my own education, I’ve made sure my kids get a proper education. My dream is to see my kids graduate and be able to help my oldest daughter get married. Plastic Bank is helping me with my dream.

Bashay Shawky

a member in Cairo, Egypt