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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Mar 12, 2022

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.

Sustania Community Award

Sustania Community Award • 2017

The Sustainia Awards are awarded annually to “a solution, technology or project with a significant potential to help build a more sustainable future.”

Plastic Bank was selected from among 10 finalists at an award ceremony in Paris on December 6th, 2017 during the COP21 Conference. Each year a group of 25 experts from 18 international research organizations create a short list of 100 innovative solutions from every corner of the globe that are already creating a more sustainable future. 

From these 10 finalists are selected. The prestigious award recognizes Plastic Bank’s triple impact on local communities of improving the environment, improving livelihoods, and providing economic inclusion.