Our progression and transition into the cloud becomes even more relevant as we grow. When we continue to implement by country around the world, that’s where the IBM Cloud comes in.

David Katz, CEO and Founder, The Plastic Bank

Business Challenge

The problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has gained increasing visibility of late. Although rising awareness is a positive, it’s done little to curb the root of the problem, the estimated eight million metric tons of plastics that go into the oceans every year. Plastic Bank has the vision to set up recycling systems in economically disadvantaged parts of the world that would enable local citizens to monetize plastic pollution.


Plastic Bank developed a security-rich, scalable reward system—a blockchain banking platform—that runs on the IBM Cloud.

Solution Components

  • Blockchain
  • Cloud