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Data last verified: Thursday, 09/28/2023

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.

Plastic Bank’s Partnership with Biolage

Plastic Bank collaborates with Biolage to inspire sustainable beauty practices.

As a leading hair care brand, Biolage is helping consumers make hair care choices that are better for the planet. Since the brand’s creation in the 90’s, sustainability has been the most important element in everything it does, from ingredients to packaging design. Biolage’s products are recyclable and biodegradable, and all bottles since 2015 have been created using 95% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.

Harnessing nature and protecting hair

Biolage’s Earth Kits are inspired by the benefits of nature and distributed in sustainable packaging. As part of their ethical sustainability mission, Biolage has partnered with Plastic Bank to stop over 2 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean. In celebration of Earth Month, for every Biolage Earth Kit purchased, consumers are helping prevent the equivalent of 50 plastic bottles from polluting our oceans.