Stopping Ocean Plastic and Improving Lives in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro • 26. March 2020

Stopping Ocean Plastic and Improving Lives in Rio de Janeiro

With funding from the Norwegian Retailers Environment Fund, Plastic Bank is engaging faith communities to stop ocean plastic and improve the lives of those who collect it.

Plastic Bank is empowering the regenerative economy. Plastic Bank builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities, and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. Plastic Bank currently operates in Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, and Brazil.

Since starting operations in Brazil in 2019, Plastic Bank has opened 9 collection centers, engaged over 1300 collectors, and collected over 600,000 kg of plastic waste. Plastic Bank has also created a program to engage faith groups to in its mission to stop ocean plastic and improve lives.

Over the next year, with funding from the Norwegian Retailer Environment Fund, Plastic Bank will engage 100,000 people in 40 parishes to collect 500 tons of plastic waste.

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Photo: Plastic Bank