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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Mar 12, 2022

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™

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 Stewards of the Earth

About Our Partnership

In partnership with the Vatican and the Laudato Si Movement, Plastic Bank® is empowering Catholic Communities to help stop ocean plastic while improving lives in vulnerable coastal communities.

Plastic Bank builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities

We reprocess discarded materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain as Social Plastic®. Collectors receive a premium for the materials they recover which helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition and health insurance.

 

The Laudato Si campaign empowers communities to care for our common home: Planet Earth.

Together, we are empowering church members to become Stewards of the Earth by establishing plastic collection points in existing church communities. These accessible collection points encourage members to properly recycle their plastic waste and reduce their congregation’s plastic footprint.

 

Plastic Bank and Laudato Si are creating environmental, social and economic impact.

“I urge you to be a conscious citizen. Be someone who cares for other people. Be someone who cares for life. Be a steward of the earth. I cannot think of anything more important.”

David Katz, CEO & Founder of Plastic Bank

 

How To Get Involved

You can become a Steward of the Earth by becoming Plastic Neutral today. Your contribution will help stop ocean plastic while improving the lives of our collector communities.

Go Plastic Neutral

You can become a Steward of the Earth by becoming Plastic Neutral today. Your contribution will help stop ocean plastic while improving the lives of our collector communities.

 

Calculate Your Plastic Footprint

Plastic Bank’s Plastic Footprint Calculator will analyze your consumption patterns to get an accurate estimate of your personal plastic usage per year.

 

Plastic Bank Online Academy and Courses

Join our Faith program to learn how to properly recycle plastic waste and reduce your congregation’s or community’s plastic footprint.

 

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