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Data last verified: Sunday, 09/24/2023

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.

Benjamin (Ben) Lavoie

Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin (Ben) Lavoie

Chief Executive Officer

Ben is an accomplished and highly dynamic senior executive with over 15 years of delivering exceptional financial, transformational and commercial results for some of the world’s largest businesses. Ben most recently served as acting COO of Anheuser-Busch Inbev NA and Group Vice President, CTO for PVH Corporation where he delivered top and bottom line results while being a true servant leader who fostered high-performing team-based cultures. 

Ben lives his values of growth, love and contribution. He has founded two non-profit organizations focused on volunteerism and team-building.

He lists his superpower as helping people and organizations actualize their full potential by leveraging operational excellence, high performance team building and exceptional business acumen. 

Ben strongly believes each person has the potential to change the world, and that Plastic Bank’s Social Plastic® is the future of a circular economy for plastic.