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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.

International Women’s Day 2020

We believe an equal world is an enabled world. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating our women collectors who provide for their families and care for their communities by collecting ocean bound plastic.

Recycling infrastructure in many countries is part of the informal economy. Any women who work in the informal economy lack financial security due to the absence of labour laws and health benefits.

Plastic Bank is bringing formality to an informal sector. We provide the opportunity for our collectors – 45% of which are women – to exchange plastic waste for everyday necessities, as well as school tuition and health insurance. We are revealing the value in plastic, enabling our collectors to build better futures for their families and communities.

Meet Lise Nassisse from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Lise is a mother of seven children, a 2010 earthquake widow, and a full time collector for Plastic Bank. 

Help empower collectors like Lise and stop ocean plastic today!