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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.

Supporter Partnership – Join Our Sustainability Initiatives

We offer businesses of all sizes the opportunity to enhance their sustainability initiatives by making a positive impact against global poverty and pollution.

What is a Supporter Collaboration?

A scalable Impact Program inviting businesses and brands with budgets under $25K to become Ocean Stewards and help reduce plastic pollution and poverty around the world.

Features included for Supporter Collaborations

Certificate of impact

SUpporter site badges

PUBLIC SUPPORTER page *Coming soon*

Customize Your Collaboration

Create the perfect partnership starting at only $110 month or one time & annual contributions from $550

    • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 550.
      • 0 bottles prevented
  • The minimum one time or annual contribution for our Business Supporter program is $550. You can choose any contribution amount as an individual here.

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    • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 110.
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  • The minimum level for monthly Business Supporter program contributions is $110 USD. You can make an Annual or one time Supporter contribution of $550 or Choose any monthly contribution as an individual here.

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    • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 550.
      • 0 bottles prevented
  • The minimum one time or annual contribution for our Business Supporter program is $550. You can choose any contribution amount as an individual here.

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What Sustainability Initiatives Bring to Your Business

SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES

Traceable Social and Environmental Impact

When you enter a Supporter Partnership, you are investing in the recovery of ocean-bound plastic, income premiums to our members, and recycling infrastructure. This  sustainability initiative reduces plastic pollution and poverty by making recycling profitable for the world’s most underprivileged communities.

 

TRUSTED REPORTING

Claim and share with instant authenticity

In partnership with IBM, Plastic Bank has created an ethical, auditable, and traceable network. As a supporter, this ensures your impact as a partner is always 100% guaranteed and traceable to the kilo. Your personal supporter page will showcase that impact for the world to see.

 

Plastic Bank Site Badges

Show the world your offsets and celebrate how much plastic you have stopped from entering the ocean.

Our static and dynamic badges come in plenty of styles and work with any website.