Gather together, reveal value & love people

It‘s our mission to stop Ocean Plastic by gathering a billion people together to monetize waste while improving lives. Plastic Bank is a root cause solution to prevent the flow of plastic into our oceans.

“Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity’s richest opportunity,”

David Katz

We can stop ocean plastic

Plastic Bank is globally recognized as one of the most important solutions to stop ocean plastic. Since it’s founding in 2013 Plastic Bank has recovered and recycled over 6.25 Million KG (13,000,000 lbs) of ocean bound plastic and improved the lives of over 4200 families living in poverty.


Awards & Recognition

Plastic Bank has appeared in media ranging from Forbes, to Fast Company, Huffington Post and many other local and international outlets.  We have also received numerous awards that recognize our unique solution to fight ocean plastic and poverty.

2018 Annual Nature Inspiration Award

COP23 UN ‘Momentum for Change’ Climate Solutions award

The Momentum for Change initiative, spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, shines light on some of the most innovative, scalable and practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. These examples are called “Lighthouse Activities”, and they are part of wider efforts to mobilize action and ambition, as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

COP 21 Plastic Bank Wins Sustainia Community Award

Plastic Bank was selected from among 10 finalists at an award ceremony in Paris on December 6th, 2015 during the COP21 Conference.  The Sustainia Awards are awarded annually to “a solution, technology or project with a significant potential to help build a more sustainable future.”  Each year a group of 25 experts from 18 international research organizations create a short list of 100 innovative solutions from every corner of the globe that are already creating a more sustainable future.  From these 10 finalists are selected.

 The prestigious award recognizes Plastic Bank’s triple impact on local communities of improving the environment, improving livelihoods, and providing economic inclusion. 

History & Timeline

March 2013

Founded in Vancouver, Canada by David Katz & Shaun Frankson

January 2015

Millions of social media supporters & 200+ media features

March 2015

Social Plastic ® launches in Haiti

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Are you looking for a challenging opportunity at a trailblazing company that makes changing the world fun? Come join the Plastic Bank team and make your mark in changing the world’s relationship with plastic.

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