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Data last verified: Friday, 02/23/2024

Ocean-bound plastic

Plastic Bank operates under the global standard defined by Jenna Jambeck. Ocean-bound plastic is defined as plastic that has not yet found its way into the ocean but is classified as "mismanaged waste". That is, plastic that is not being (formally) collected, is not likely to be collected, and is found within 50km of an ocean-bound waterway or coastal area.

Community Members

Individuals within a recycling community who collect plastic and exchange it at a Plastic Bank collection branch for secure income and life-improving benefits.

Equivalent 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)

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.

Plastic Offset Shop

Buy something to help stop ocean plastic and support those who recycle it

Personal Offsets

Help stop ocean plastic while supporting our collection communities.

84 kg

Plastic Net-Zero

$84 USD

168 kg

Plastic Positive

$168 USD

252 kg

Ocean Regenerative

$252 USD

Customizable

Family Net-Zero

$84 USD / member

Customizable

Custom Offsets

From $5 USD

Business Offsets

Help stop ocean plastic while supporting our collection communities with your business.

Customizable

Workplace Impact

From $2,750 USD

Customizable

Workforce Impact

$46.20 USD / employee

Customizable

Event Offset

$1.10 USD per attendee

Customizable

Supporter Offset

From $110+ USD / month

Community Offsets

Help stop ocean plastic while supporting our collection communities with your community or group.

Customizable

Faith Net-Zero

$84 USD / member

Customizable

Faith Impact

From $1000 USD