With your help, our collectors have recovered

7,082,985

Kilograms of Ocean Bound Plastic

Together with 4300+ collectors from

15,615,292

Pounds collected

equals to
354,149,300

500ml water bottles

more than

1,500,000,000

coffee cup lids

more than

500,000,000,000

plastic straw

That would be a line of straws around the earth

2700x

Plastic Bank members earn the market rate for collected plastic PLUS the Plastic Bank Membership Bonus to guarantee that living wages are accessible.

Read stories from our collectors

When my kids come back from school they educate us about waste management.
Thanks to this program, I act differently. Cleanliness concerns us all. So now we all have to put our hands in the dough.

Jeudi Merliau

In partnership with Expo 2020, the Haiti Environment Education Program seeks to excite, educate and reward children for being agents of change in their community. Plastic Bank Ambassadors regularly visit local schools to promote environmental education to the next generation of leaders in Haiti. Students learn simple practices to keep the Earth healthy, various types of plastic, and play interactive games related to sustainability. Collection bins have been placed in every campus that gets visited, so students have the opportunity to practice recycling at school. The children have acknowledged how recycling has been made fun and even taught their parents how to be expert recyclers!

The Haiti Environmental Education Program rewards students with school tuition and rechargeable led lights for their dedication to environmental sustainability. The future is so promising because these shining stars are leading the way.

Sustainable Development Goals Impact:

I have witnessed the membership grow into a large collective of passionate community representatives, who are now leveraging their social capital to proposes policies and programs to the local government and other stakeholders. Their passion and dedication is remarkable!

Ester Norte

Ester Norte, (with flag) a grandmother of 29, began recovering recyclables at the age of 9 and continues to do so at the age of 65. Having no formal education, recovering recyclables serves as a livelihood for Ester and her family. She has endured many challenges in Naga City, where plastic pollution and poverty are major concerns. Despite those challenges, she has been a champion for change in her community for over four decades.

For the last 14 years, Ester has been the president of an alliance of plastic collectors in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines, known as the Balatas-Kadamay Association. The organization was formed to instill a sense of community among its few founding members.

Sustainable Development Goals Impact:

I am a full-time collector actively making a difference in my community. I have been instrumental in aiding Plastic Bank and SC Johnson gather people together in Indonesia to get plastic pollution.

Made Jingga

Made Jingga was our first customer since we launch in Indonesia in October 2018. He is a passionate and dedicated entrepreneur who utilizes his earned income from plastic collection to support his agribusiness. Prior to our Collection Branch opening up, we approach Made and explain to him how he can exchange plastic for resources like food, medicine, and cleaning products. Our team also informed him of how his partnership could generate a profound impact on the environment. He got extremely enthusiastic about theopportunity, and since then, dedicated himself to being a part of our commitment to ending the plastic crisis.

We can’t thank Made enough for his support!

Sustainable Development Goals Impact:

Collected plastic is recycled into Social Plastic® and used by our global partners to make new products.

Suprelle ® Blue by Advansa
Nature Box Shampoo & Shower Gel Henkel – Germany
FA Shower Gel Henkel – Germany
Eco-shopping bag Marks & Spencers – United Kingdom

Social Plastic® Ecosystem to offset your plastic footprint become Plastic Neutral and establish a position as an environmental leader.

Go Plastic Neutral

We offer Social Plastic Collection Credits® to both individuals and companies seeking to neutralize their plastic footprint.

Social Plastic®

Social Plastic® is ethically recovered plastic that upholds the UN Sustainable Development Goals by transferring its value to emerging economies.

Plastic becomes an economic resource for developing nations.