Plastic Bank is an economic development firm that empowers disenfranchised communities to exchange any type of plastic for currency. Plastic Bank builds and activates recycling infrastructure in the world's poorest regions. Residents are invited to earn a stable income stream by exchanging plastic material. Ocean-bound plastic is collected and returned for cash, digital currency, healthcare coverage, school tuition and more. Collected plastic is recycled into social plastic and used by our global partners to make new products. The result? Plastic becomes a resource for developing nations. Social Plastic Ecosystems prevent ocean plastic at the source by making recycling accessible and worthwhile. The impact goes beyond ocean health: new economic opportunities are created for the world's most disadvantaged communities. Extremely poor regions are the most likely to suffer from extreme plastic pollution.