This is a pilot program designed for communities that have container deposit programs.
Act Locally. Create Impact Globally
Impact Recycling Initiative
Prevent ocean plastic around the world every time you recycle!
Make a global impact with your school, work, or home. Use the value of your recycling to fight poverty and stop the flow of ocean-bound plastic. Every 5¢ recovered through the Impact Recycling Initiative will extract a minimum of 5 plastic bottles from the environment.
We’re here to help guide you along and provide support, whether you’re organizing a one-time bottle drive or making IRI your new recycling standard.
How it Works
- Collect recyclables and bring to your local bottle depot.
- Deposit your material and receive your refund
- Contribute your refunded amount to the Plastic Bank recycling ecosystem to multiply your impact.
Not only are you closing the plastic loop by recycling locally, you are also creating more recyclers globally!
Every 5¢ contributed through the Impact Recycling Initiative will extract a minimum of 5 plastic bottles from the environment
Take responsibility for:
- Increasing recycling rates at your school, office, or organization
- Prohibiting thousands of bottles from entering the ocean in the developing world.
- Creating Safe, Consistent, and Reliable income for impoverished families around the world through the Social Plastic ecosystem
At the end of each year, you’ll receive a shareable e-certificate with the exact amount of plastic that your efforts have prevented.