UP Sponsors Seabin in Manly Beach

Seabin is stoked to announce a new partnership with Up, one of Australia’s leading neobanks, to support Seabin’s mission to create a cleaner, more sustainable future for our oceans. 


As a digital bank, Up has championed plastic-reduction with their digital Zap Cards- the primary means of payment for Up cardholders. Up have recently released a very carefully considered physical card: an environmentally-friendly option, forged from 82% recycled materials — packaged up and delivered in a recyclable mailer. In addition, $1 from every 2Up plastic card distributed, will go towards a partnership with Seabin – supporting cleaner oceans.



Up is sponsoring a new Seabin V5 unit in Manly Beach at the Manly Yacht Club. Up’s support will contribute to Seabin’s daily efforts in clean-up, data collection, community engagement, and education. 


Anson Parker, Up’s Chief Product Officer, said “In March 2022, Up was the first Australian bank to go digital-by-default, making our plastic debit card an optional extra for all new Upsiders. And while we look forward to a world where plastic cards are unnecessary, there are still times today when they’re needed. For example, when traveling abroad to countries where contactless payments are not yet ubiquitous.”   


Fallon White, Head of Global Partnerships at Seabin said “We are so excited to be supported by Up, the new kid on the banking block; challenging typical banking sector stereotypes and prioritising positive environmental impact. We look forward to engaging with their conscientious cardholders through the partnership and driving positive behavioural change in our communities.”