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Plastic Bank

Cleaning the oceans and empowering impoverished communities by pioneering a sustainable, circular economy for plastic waste.

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David Katz

Pirate Captain (Founder & CEO) at Plastic Bank

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Erin Rand

Navigator for Fast Growing Companies, COO of Plastic Bank

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Plastic Bank is an economic development firm that empowers disenfranchised communities to exchange any type of plastic for currency. By revealing the true economic value of plastic, the company enables recycling ecosystems to emerge around the world and stops the flow of plastic into our oceans, all while lifting communities out of poverty.
Plastic Bank provides a consistent, above-market rate for plastic waste, thus incentivizing its collection. Its IBM-powered mobile app uses world-class banking and transaction technology to empower its Collectors to open a functioning digital bank account — sometimes, the first they’ve ever had. Plastic Bank also provides the ability for local entrepreneurs to set up and operate a convenience store for the disadvantaged, in which plastic waste is the sole currency. Plastic collected through Plastic Bank is recycled and sold at a premium as Social Plastic®. The value of Social Plastic® transcends any commodity price: oceans are kept clean, impoverished communities gain access to stable income, local economies are boosted, and life necessities like food, water, and electricity become more accessible.

Currently Operating in 57 Regions

Work at Plastic Bank

Posted November 4, 2021

Demand Planner

Remote/Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Posted October 22, 2021

North Luzon Branch Associate

Pampanga, Philippines/Bulacan, Philippines/Rizal, Philippines/quezon, philippines/Bataan, Philippines/Zambales, Philippines/Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Posted October 22, 2021

QA Analyst

Philippines

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Posted October 22, 2021

Senior UI Designer

Canada/Philippines

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Posted October 22, 2021

Senior UX Designer

Canada

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Posted October 22, 2021

Software QA Intern

Manila, Philippines

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