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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.

Steve Callahan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Steve Callahan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Steve is a HR professional with over two decades of experience in multiple sectors including semiconductors, construction, retail, energy, and mining. He has had the opportunity to work across Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North America, for companies like Freescale Semiconductor, Aegion, Peabody Energy, and HEB Grocery. He leads the People and Culture function, helping build a resilient, scalable, and high performing team of Bankers around the world who are committed to Ocean Stewardship and bringing financial inclusion to the communities we operate in.