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Data last verified: Friday, 02/23/2024

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

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.

Impact Programs - Championing Sustainability in Business

Your customers are looking for sustainability in business and brands that make impact. Join our programs to support plastic collection communities.

Turning Plastic Waste into Positive Change

Our Impact Program allows businesses to reduce their plastic footprint by funding recycling and supporting collection communities through the purchase of traceable plastic credits.

Our Global Impact

Our traceable solutions are helping businesses to address the plastic crisis.

45,341
plasticbank communityCommunity members
116,334,826 kg
plastic stopped by plasticbankPlastic stopped
544
plasticbank membersRecycling communities

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*Calculated from our monthly collection rate in January 2023

Support collection communities

Plastic pollution and poverty are intertwined. Plastic Bank looks for sustainability in business and empowers communities to use plastic waste as currency for access to secure income and life-improving benefits. This incentivizes collection, helps to alleviate poverty, and gives new life to old plastic for reintegration into products and packaging. We call this Social Recycling, and you can be part of it!

We call this Social Recycling, and you can be part of it!

Here’s how you make an impact

You can be part of our traceable solution and empower collection communities who are stopping plastic from entering the ocean.

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Calculate your business’ plastic footprint

Consult with an expert on how to determine the plastic footprint of your products, employees, or event, over a specific period of time.

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Choose your program

Based on your footprint, choose how you want to stop ocean plastic and create social impact with our Impact Guarantee, Plastic Net-Zero, or Plastic Net-Positive programs.

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Celebrate your journey

Share your progress through a host of communication assets to educate, engage, and empower your consumers.

More ways to offset your collective plastic footprint

Being on a team that believes in sustainability in business means working together for the greater good — here are some additional options to collaborate in stopping ocean plastic and alleviating poverty.

Workplace Impact

Elevate your company's environmental and social impact.

Workforce Net-Zero

Lead a team that champions a regenerative future.

Event Impact

Transform any gathering into a milestone for sustainability.

Customers are looking for brands making a difference

When it comes to brands with purpose, consumers are*:

  • 4xmore likely to purchase
  • 4.1xmore likely to trust
  • 4.5xmore likely to champion 
  • 6xmore likely to protect

Natreve x Plastic Bank

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*2020 Zeno Strength of Purpose | (Base 8000 consumers; US, CAN, UK, FRA, CHI, IND, SING, MY)

Why Companies Choose to Drive Sustainability in Business With Us

Our approach and solution to poverty and pollution is trusted by partners globally for over a decade.

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Leading the industry in results

116,334,826 kilograms of plastic stopped so far with our partners demonstrates that Social Recycling for environmental impact works.

Empowering communities

Empowering communities to thrive

45,341 members from 544 collection communities have been able to access income and life-improving benefits.

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Customizable partnerships

Choose or customize a partnership option to suit your company’s business and size, so you can stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty your way.

Audit ready

Enabling audit-ready traceability

Our proprietary blockchain platform builds trust through transparency, traceability, and scalability. Letting you rest easy knowing your impact is real.

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Storytelling tools

Gain access to a repository of brand assets, images, videos, social media templates, and more to help consumers engage and take action.

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Claim Authenticity

Choose or customize a partnership option to suit your company’s business and size, so you can stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty your way.

Hear From Leaders Who are Part of Our Movement to get Sustainability in Business

In a collective effort to combat plastic pollution and champion environmental sustainability, visionary leaders from diverse industries share their perspectives on the impactful collaborations with Plastic Bank. Roland Radu, Founder of Natreve, emphasizes the intrinsic link between his company's environmental mission and Plastic Bank's platform, allowing them to translate commitment into tangible results.

Our partners are empowering Social Recycling with us

Discover how brands are making an impact through Social Recycling