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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.

Erin Rand

Chief Operating Officer

Erin Rand

Chief Operating Officer

A TEDx speaker and serial business scaler, Erin’s passion is helping tech founders identify the keys to igniting accelerated growth, prioritizing the most critical focus areas that will speed their trajectory. She has broad experience scaling growing companies through inflection points as well as designing and implementing strategic initiatives at companies such as ServiceRocket, IBM, Brocade and NetApp.

Erin previously served as COO of Atipica, a company building the world’s first inclusive AI for the talent lifecycle and at ServiceRocket, a company dedicated to changing the way that disruptive technology companies engage with their customers for successful adoption. Erin has helped companies grow and expand around the world including Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Mexico, Canada and the UK.

She prides herself on the transparency, accountability and kindness she brings to her companies. She learned the ins-and-outs by taking hands-on roles in many functions including Engineering, Operations, IT, Services, Marketing, Finance & Accounting and Corporate Development. This diverse background gives her a unique talent to see the big picture, deep dive when needed and have empathy throughout the organization.

She is the recipient of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence 2015 Award. Erin is a ginger, a hiker, a Las Vegas poker player and a bit of a geek who holds degrees in engineering and mathematics.