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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Sunday, 04/02/2023

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.

Gidget Velez

Chief Country Development Officer

Gidget Velez

Chief Country Development Officer

Gidget is a seasoned Business Development Expert. Her experience spanning over three decades across international markets has given her a unique perspective on diverse industries and cultures. She has held C-level roles in companies such as Coca-Cola, Jim Beam, Publicis Groupe, and more, covering Philippines, Southeast Asia, Russia, and Micronesia. She is also a leadership mentor for international NGOs. Today she leads our countries teams, driving empowerment across key stakeholders in the communities we work with, to magnify the needed impact to save our ocean.