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!