Created by Zero Plastic Oceans, the Ocean Bound Plastic Neutrality certifications enable the organizations – in charge of collecting and treating non-commercially* recyclable OBP – to issue and sell third-party verified plastic credits (called OBP credits). It also allows the organizations buying these credits to have their neutrality claims certified. These certifications target non-commercially recyclable OBP waste.
To certify these complementary activities, this certification subprogram uses two certification standards:
Collection organizations willing to provide enhanced social benefits to waste pickers and their own employees can additionally use the Social+ OBP Component
* non-commercially recyclable refers to an OBP waste that has no value to waste pickers or collection organizations as recyclers cannot sell it at a price that covers the cost of collection (or cannot be sold at all).