Social+ Ocean Bound Plastic

About the new development

Zero Plastic Oceans is exited to launch the creation process for a new component of the OBP Certification Program!

This new component will bring highly enhanced social benefits to workers in organizations doing OBP collection on one part. And it will ensure that waste pickers are included in the circular economy and receive their fair share of the value chain on the other part.

This component will contain unique and novel requirements to ensure waste pickers inclusiveness going deep into the details, asking for concrete actions into subjects that really matter like:

  • Minimum prices and premiums,
  • child protection,
  • health and safety,
  • support towards formalization,
  • and empowerment.

We are hopeful this new addition will bring significant impact and a path towards a much needed change in the waste picking activity. Stay tuned and please join us in the development of this component! All ideas are needed!

Component development process

The Social + Ocean Bound Plastic component is being developped openly and transparently, following the below process:

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    Draft development with a multistakeholder working group

    28th Feb to 5th June 2023

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    Publication of the draft for public comments

    5th June to 5th August 2023

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    Incorporation of public comments and final review by key stakeholders

    5th August to 7th September 2023 (max)

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    Publication of the new Social Enhanced OBP+ component

    8th September 2023 or earlier

Public revision process

The public comment period is now closed, we would like to thank all of you for the comments received. We are now working on the final documents for publication.

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