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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.

Teuta Bakalli

Chief Financial Officer

Teuta Bakalli

Chief Financial Officer

Teuta Oruci (aka Bakalli) FCCA, a finance industry leader with over 20 years of experience in the City of London in regulated financial markets including fintech, cleantech, asset management, insurance and investment banking.

Teuta was Chief Financial Officer at the payment processing giant Worldpay, eCommerce, and at Pepper Europe. Her work history includes roles at such luminaries as Schroders, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Barclays Capital, before she joined Willis as FD and acting COO. She was also FD of Vanguard Europe, part of the $10 trillion investment group.


Most recently Teuta has taken up residence in the digital economy hotspot of Malta where she founded Cleantech360, offering business strategy and thinktank for the cleantech industry. As part of her involvement in this sector, Teuta has worked with numerous renewables and sustainability projects.