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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.

Priscila Freitas Chief Marketing Officer at Plastic Bank

Priscila Freitas

Chief Marketing Officer

Priscila Freitas

Chief Marketing Officer

Priscila is a creative strategist, brand storyteller and innovator inspired by unleashing change in the world. She accumulated 16 years of experience leading multicultural teams, growing brands and driving transformation in companies like Unilever, Natura & Co, the LEGO Group, and Accenture, where she could understand first hand how powerful storytelling and authentic human insight can create long term value. She contributes as Chief Marketing Officer at Plastic Bank, caring for our movement and community of Ocean Stewards.