Member - Plastic Bank

Plastic Bank stops ocean plastic; we monetize waste, reduce impoverishment, and ignite a Social Plastic® revolution.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2013
Company Size 26
Member Type
Founders David Katz & Shaun Frankson
Headquarters Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
Social network
Plastic Bank


Plastic Bank is a root cause solution to ocean plastic — by enabling the exchange of plastic for money, items, or Blockchain secured digital tokens, we reveal the value in plastic.
This empowers recycling ecosystems around the world and stops the flow of plastic into our oceans. All while helping people living in poverty build better futures. Plastic bank provides a consistent, above-market rate for plastic waste to incentivize its collection.
Individuals who gather our plastic can trade it for money, items, or services, and the collected plastic is recycled and sold at a premium as Social Plastic, a recycled material made from ocean-bound waste and used by global brands for manufacturers sold as a socially responsible alternative to virgin plastic.
Headquarters Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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