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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.

Paul Howarth Chief Financial Officer at Plastic Bank

Paul Howarth

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Howarth

Chief Financial Officer

Paul is a Chartered Accountant by profession, specializing in Financial Planning & Accounting, tax, and transformations, with several global organizations operating in diverse business verticals that include pigments, private equity, SaaS, telecommunication, property, facilities management, recruitment, logistics, data storage, audit and practice. With decades of experience, Paul brings governance, insights, solutions, and clarity to opportunities, risks and issues. His knowledge contributes to our long-term value creation. First and foremost, Paul loves the purpose of driving solid business practice to create lasting social impact.