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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.

168kg of recovery

Plastic Positive: One Time

168kg of recovery - Your personalized digital Plastic Positive certificate will be emailed to the address you provide in the checkout on completion of your order.

Digital certificates purchased as gifts will be emailed to the designated recipient(s) on the date you select.  If you choose today's date they will be emailed immediately.

Satisfaction and Plastic Positive IMPACT 100% guaranteed.

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168kg of recovery - Your personalized digital Plastic Positive certificate will be emailed to the address you provide in the checkout on completion of your order.

Digital certificates purchased as gifts will be emailed to the designated recipient(s) on the date you select.  If you choose today's date they will be emailed immediately.

Satisfaction and Plastic Positive IMPACT 100% guaranteed.

Collectors like Vicki in the Philippines are part of the solution to ocean plastic.

The Stories Behind the Plastic Neutral Movement

Your contribution supports our collectors around the world like Vicky in the Philippines featured above, or Lise in Haiti, and Nyoman in Indonesia.

You are part of what it makes it possible for us to pay a collection bonus to increase their income and provide access to better nutrition, health care, education, and opportunities that provide a brighter future for our collectors and their families.

“I now can buy things I need without worrying”

-Vicky

Our bonus program increases recovery rates and income for our collectors.

Building a Circular Economy

The material  we collect is sorted and sent to local partners to be recycled into Social Plastic®. This material is then sold back to plastic producers to be turned into products again. In addition to reducing their reliance on virgin plastic, increasing local recovery and using recycled Social Plastic® helps our partners reduce their carbon footprint while improving ecosystems affected by plastic waste. Along the way we build sustainable local jobs and infrastructure.

No one person can stop ocean plastic and reduce poverty alone, but we can reveal the value of plastic waste and create meaningful impact together.

Local processors recycle plastic which we sell back to producers

Building a Circular Economy

The material  we collect is sorted and sent to local partners to be recycled into Social Plastic®. This material is then sold back to plastic producers to be turned into products again. In addition to reducing their reliance on virgin plastic, increasing local recovery and using recycled Social Plastic® helps our partners reduce their carbon footprint while improving ecosystems affected by plastic waste. Along the way we build sustainable local jobs and infrastructure.

No one person can stop ocean plastic and reduce poverty alone, but we can reveal the value of plastic waste and create meaningful impact together.

Want to know how your Offset is used?

70% of each offset is spent directly in the countries where we operate. This investment in people and recycling  infrastructure improves livelihoods and provides opportunities far beyond the collectors & partners that we work directly with.

Want to know how your Offset is used?

70% of each offset is spent directly in the countries where we operate. This investment in people and recycling  infrastructure improves livelihoods and provides opportunities far beyond the collectors & partners that we work directly with.

  • 20% Infrastructure Resource Pool
  • 30% Collector Reward Pool
  • 20% Country Operations
  • 25% Overhead and Administration
  • 5% Tech Development