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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™

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

Plastic Positive

168 kilograms of recovery – Double your impact by becoming Plastic Positive!

Your personalized digital Plastic Positive certificate empowers our collection community members to stop 168 kilograms of plastic from entering the ocean.

This collected plastic is exchanged for secure income and life-improving benefits which help collection communities transcend poverty and save the ocean for generations to come.

Only together can we stop ocean plastic and create a better world. Be the change you seek and take action today!

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Product specifications

  • Personal certificates are delivered immediately via email using the email from 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.

  • 168 kg is double the estimated annual plastic footprint of one individual per year

The Stories Behind our Impact Certificates

Plastic Bank is stopping plastic from entering the ocean and helping communities transcend poverty. Collection community members in vulnerable coastal areas collect plastic waste from their local beaches, waterways, streets, businesses, and even households, and exchange it for secure income and life-improving benefits.

If you have stopped to consider the damage that is being done to the ocean, felt overwhelmed by the challenge and yet began the quest for a world without ocean plastic, you’re an Ocean Steward.

Plastic Bank’s Impact Certificates are an opportunity for all Ocean Stewards – families, friends and wider community – to take responsibility for their plastic footprint and stand together on the right side of history. Be the change you seek and take action today!

Building a Circular Economy

Plastic Bank enables ethical recycling in vulnerable coastal communities and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain as Social Plastic® feedstock.

In our communities, we are empowering local recycling entrepreneurship by formalizing informal waste collection. Exchanges are registered on the Plastic Bank app powered by Alchemy, our blockchain-secured platform that enables traceable collection, secures income and verifies reporting.

Building a Circular Economy

Plastic Bank enables ethical recycling in vulnerable coastal communities and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain as Social Plastic® feedstock.

In our communities, we are empowering local recycling entrepreneurship by formalizing informal waste collection. Exchanges are registered on the Plastic Bank app powered by Alchemy, our blockchain-secured platform that enables traceable collection, secures income and verifies reporting.

Contribution Breakdown

Where does your contribution get distributed when you buy impact products

Contribution Breakdown

Where does your contribution get distributed when you buy impact products

  • 44% | Awareness & Ocean Steward engagement
  • 13% | Collection rewards & bonus
  • 13% | Development & Maintenance of Recycling infrastructure
  • 13% | Technology Development for material traceability
  • 17% | Global support team