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Data last verified: Wednesday, 02/21/2024

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.

Social Plastic Program - Sustainability Practices in Business

Integrate recycled ocean-bound plastic with traceable impact into your products or packaging and support sustainability practices in business.

Join the Social Recycling movement

Our traceable solutions are helping businesses to address the plastic crisis.

45,316
plasticbank communityCommunity members
115,983,389 kg
plastic stopped by plasticbankPlastic stopped
540
plasticbank membersRecycling communities

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*Calculated from our monthly collection rate in January 2023

Sustainability Practices in Business | Support in Collection Communities

Plastic pollution and poverty are intertwined. Plastic Bank empowers communities to use plastic waste as currency for access to secure income and life-improving benefits. This incentivizes collection, helps to alleviate poverty, and gives new life to old plastic for reintegration into products and packaging.

We call this Social Recycling, and you can be part of it!

Here’s how you can create change with Social Plastic™

Social Plastic™ is reprocessed ocean-bound plastic feedstock that is transformed and reintroduced into the global supply chain, demonstrating environmental, social, and economic impact.

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Define your recycling goal

Consult with an expert to determine how to progress the utilization of ocean-bound recycled plastic in your value chain.

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Select the feedstock you need

Social Plastic™ feedstock is available in PET, PP, HDPE and LDPE material types, and is offered as flakes or pellets.

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Celebrate your journey

Share your progress through a host of communication assets to educate, engage, and empower your consumers.

Customers are looking for brands with sustainability practices in business making a difference

When it comes to brands with purpose, consumers are*:

  • 4xmore likely to purchase
  • 4.1xmore likely to trust
  • 4.5xmore likely to champion 
  • 6xmore likely to protect

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*2020 Zeno Strength of Purpose | (Base 8000 consumers; US, CAN, UK, FRA, CHI, IND, SING, MY)

Why Businesses Choose to Drive Impact With Us

Our approach and solution to poverty and pollution is trusted by partners globally for over a decade.

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Leading the industry in results

115,983,389 kilograms of plastic stopped so far with our partners demonstrates that Social Recycling for environmental impact works.

Empowering communities

Empowering communities to thrive

45,316 members from 540 collection communities have been able to access income and life-improving benefits.

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Customizable partnerships

Choose or customize a partnership option to suit your company’s business and size, so you can stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty your way.

Audit ready

Enabling audit-ready traceability

Our proprietary blockchain platform builds trust through transparency, traceability, and scalability. Letting you rest easy knowing your impact is real.

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Storytelling tools

Gain access to a repository of brand assets, images, videos, social media templates, and more to help consumers engage and take action.

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Claim Authenticity

Our claims are backed by our blockchain-based technology to help communicate your impact with authenticity to consumers.

Social Plastic™ Testimonials in the Global Economy for Sustainability Practices in Business

Over the years, several companies have worked hand in hand with Plastic Bank to clean up the oceans from plastic pollution: now these companies express their opinion on the matter.

Our partners are empowering Social Recycling with us

Discover how brands are making an impact through Social Recycling