Zero Plastic Oceans developed the Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) Certification Program in collaboration with the certification group Control Union. This certification program aims to attest that:
- OBP plastic waste is collected adequately and ethically
- OBP plastic waste is well managed once collected
- Commercially recyclable OBP waste is traceable until the final recycled product
- Non-commercially recyclable OBP waste is correctly handled, and corresponding plastic credits are thoroughly verified and traceable
The program includes two certification subprograms:
The Ocean Bound Plastic Neutrality certification subprogram
This certification applies to organizations focusing on non-commercially recyclable OBP, that either collect and treat OBP, or offset a plastic footprint. It is aiming at certifying that OBP waste is ethically collected and treated (eliminated), ensuring corresponding plastic credits are fully verified and traceable and that offsetting claims are real.