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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Sunday, 04/02/2023

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.

Prix Voltaire

Prix Voltaire International • Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands • 2019

This award is granted to a person making a difference through activities which are of substantial relevance to society and have a clear innovative identity.

Created by Nyenrode Business University, based on the 17 sustainable development goals initiated by the United Nations. Individuals fighting for innovation and development, against dogmas or modern institutions just like the French philosopher Voltaire did, are therefore very urgently needed. 

We call them the Friendly Fighters For Future-proof Fundamentals. They are an example for us all with their spirit of persistence, belief, vision, enthusiasm, persuasion and last but not least: action. They go on and continue where others stop, for the benefit of us all. These individuals deserve our attention and warm support.