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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Friday, 02/03/2023

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 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.

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Impact Programs

Impact programs enable businesses the opportunity to support ocean-bound plastic recycling efforts and take a leadership position in the regenerative society. Brands can either contribute a fixed amount towards a Plastic Bank collection offset, or they can become Certified Plastic Neutral by offsetting an equivalent amount of collected ocean-bound plastic as used in their products and/or packaging.

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Your contribution will directly support the collection of ocean-bound plastic, as well as helping to build and maintain our local collection ecosystems. Together, we are creating lasting environmental, social and economic impact. By supporting Plastic Bank’s impact programs, you can become a leader in the regenerative society.

Types of Impact programs

Certified Plastic Impact

Make the contribution that works best for you and stop a fixed amount of ocean-bound plastic with our Plastic Impact Program. Our Plastic Impact Program enables businesses to achieve their annual sustainability goals, create deeper purpose within their brands, and empower their consumers to make an impact upon every purchase of their product. Plastic Impact is also available for businesses that are not using plastic material in their products or packaging.

Certified Plastic Neutral

Contribute to the collection and recycling of an equivalent amount of plastic used in your products and their packaging on a yearly basis. By becoming Certified Plastic Neutral, businesses commit their products to a neutralized plastic footprint, so they can continue using plastic responsibly while stopping the equivalent amount from entering the world’s oceans.

Impact Partner Spotlight

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Plastic Collection goal (annual)(Required)

Your Partnership’s Estimated Impact

  • 0
    bottles prevented
  • 0
    families impacted
  • $0
    spent in country

Our Impact Partners

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Greiner Packaging
Eat Natural
Pure Project Brewing
Ocean Hero
The Brew Company
Horus Pharma

Social Plastic® Feedstock

Incorporate recycled ocean-bound Social Plastic® into your products and packaging