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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.

Be a Hero on the Journey to Stop Ocean Plastic

You Can Stop Plastic Waste Before it Reaches Our Oceans

By partnering with Plastic Bank, you are helping to establish accessible plastic collection branches within 50 kilometers of oceans and waterways. Our collectors gather plastic waste directly from local beaches, riverbanks, neighbourhoods, and even households – so that we are able stop ocean plastic directly at the source.

Let’s Turn Plastic Waste into Worth

Together, we are revealing value in plastic waste and improving lives. Our collectors exchange plastic waste at local Plastic Bank branches for bonuses that help provide basic family necessities, such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, health insurance, digital connectivity, and clean drinking water. By offering safe, secure, and traceable sources of income, we’re empowering vulnerable communities with a path out of poverty.

Together For a Better World

With Plastic Bank, the world’s most progressive companies and individuals are stewarding the collection of ocean-bound plastic waste and empowering communities to thrive. The recycled plastic is reborn as Social Plastic™ feedstock and used in the production of products and packaging – thus helping create new life for old plastic.

It’s Our Tomorrow, Starting Right Now

Seize the opportunity to stop ocean plastic and create lasting impact


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Contribute to stopping ocean plastic today

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Interested in making an impact for your small business? Plastic Bank’s Supporter Programs start at $110 per month.

What impact will your contribution create?

70% of every contribution is invested directly into our recycling ecosystems. This supports our collector communities, their families, and the recycling infrastructure that stop ocean plastic and improve lives.

Every $0.55 contributed prevents 1 kg of plastic from entering our oceans.

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Create Lasting Impact for Our World

Join Plastic Bankers worldwide to stop ocean plastic and support communities in vulnerable coastal regions.

Do You Know How Much Plastic You Consume?

Plastic Bank’s Plastic Footprint Calculator analyzes your consumption patterns to get an accurate estimate of your personal plastic usage.

Become Plastic Neutral

Did you know that an average person consumes 84 kilograms of plastic every year? That’s equivalent to 4,200 single-use plastic bottles! By going plastic neutral, you will prevent 84 kilograms of plastic waste from entering our oceans.

It’s Our Tomorrow, Starting Right Now

Seize the opportunity to stop ocean plastic and create lasting impact