The Ocean Bound Plastic Recycling certification asserts the origin of Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) waste from the first collection point and guarantees the traceability of recycled OBP waste until a new product is created. Implemented by Zero Plastic Oceans, this certification targets commercially* recyclable OBP plastic waste.
To certify the whole value chain, 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
* Commercially recyclable refers to an OBP waste that can be sold locally to recyclers for a price that renders its collection attractive to waste pickers or collection organizations.