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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

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.

Become an Ocean Steward

Anyone can help stop ocean-bound plastic. Contribute, track your impact, and save the ocean

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Offset Certificates

Start your path of stewardship and help stop ocean plastic while supporting our collection communities. To commemorate your impact you will receive a custom digital certificate. See all offset options in our offset shop!

84 KG
Plastic Net-Zero

$84.00 USD

168 KG
Plastic Positive Certificate

$168 USD

252KG
Ocean Regenerative Certificate

$252 USD

Not sure where to start?

Do you know how much plastic you consume? Use our 5-minute Plastic Footprint Calculator to get an accurate estimate of your annual plastic consumption.

Products

Show your support, start a conversation, and become an Ocean Steward. Every purchase will prevent plastic from entering the ocean and support collection community members around the world.

Beaded Ocean Bracelet
Beaded Ocean Bracelet

$14.99 USD

Ocean Beads Rosary
Ocean Beads Rosary

$14.99 USD

Ocean in my DNA shirt
Ocean in my DNA

$29.99 USD

Programs

Discover programs that empower your friends, family, colleagues and community to create a better world for generations to come.

Changemaker Program

Become a workplace steward to help prevent ocean pollution and poverty around the world. Learn about ocean plastic, Plastic Bank, and how to engage your workplace to stop ocean plastic.

Faith Program

Members of your community centers, local schools and places of worship can become Ocean Stewards. Learn how your community can make a difference.

Partnership Program

Discover how organizations of any size can help save the ocean by integrating an Offset or Social Plastic Program into their business.