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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 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.

Claus Skadkjaer

President, Asia

Claus Skadkjaer

President, Asia

Claus comes with 25 years of experience from the corporate world. He spent 7 year as the Managing Director for Luxottica South East Asia, Australia/New Zealand & South Pacific and before that he spent 18 years with Procter & Gamble in different leadership roles across Europe and Asia. He has also been active on different NGO boards over the last 6 years.

Claus comes with a passion and urgency to make real and sustainable change in the part of the world where its most needed.