The Plastic Bank is globally recognized as one of the most important solutions to stop Ocean plastic.
WHO WE ARE
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. The Plastic Bank is a root cause solution to prevent the flow of plastic into our oceans.
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.
OCTOBER 2016. FIRST EUROPEAN CUSTOMER.
NOVEMBER 2016. PHILIPPINES EXPANSION LAUNCHED.
JULY 2017. THE FIRST OFF-SET INCENTIVE PRODUCT LINE LAUNCHES WITH A 1 MILLION KG COMMITMENT.
Awards and recognition
Plastic Bank was the featured in the award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean. They received the prestigious Sustainia Community Award at COP21, the Beacon For Change Award at COP23, the RCBC Innovation Award, and recently their new Blockchain exchange & incentives platform received an IBM Beacon Award.
The only way to stop Ocean plastic is to reveal the value in plastic by transferring as much value as possible into the hands of the collectors.
Social Plastic® is Plastic Bank Verified plastic that provided a premium for the collector. The premiums are called Plastic Bank Rewards. These rewards are distributed and authenticated through the Plastic Bank app which uses Blockchain technology to provide the safest and most trusted means to deliver a globally scalable social impact.
Plastic Bank aims to provide large scale sustainable premiums in every recycling community around the world. This is how we stop Ocean plastic.
How your contribution helps
The more premiums that come from corporate purchases of Social Plastic® and/or off-set incentive, along with donations to the Social Plastic® Foundation, the faster new regions can become eligible to receive Plastic Bank Rewards.
A donation of just $10 means a life changing 3-5 times income increase for the collectors and prevents 2,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean.