Plastic Bank is a global social enterprise working to stop ocean plastic while improving the lives of those who help collect it. Together with their partners and collectors, Plastic Bank has thus far recovered over 55,000,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic. They do this by turning plastic waste into currency, where collectors receive a premium in exchange for the materials they collect, better helping them to provide basic family necessities.
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In 2020, our partnership with Plastic Bank prevented over 70,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic from entering the oceans. That’s nearly 1,700,000 plastic bottles! And we’re only just getting started. One of our 10-year sustainability goals is to remove over 1,000,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic together with Plastic Bank.