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Data last verified: Thursday, 09/21/2023

1Ocean-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.

2Community 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.

3Equivalent 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)

4Recycling 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.

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97,865,901 kg
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*Calculated from our monthly collection rate in January 2023

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

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

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  • 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

97,865,901 kilograms of plastic stopped so far with our partners demonstrates that Social Recycling for environmental impact works.

Empowering communities

Empowering communities to thrive

39,464 members from 608 collection communities have been able to access income and life-improving benefits.

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