ZPO is a not-for-profit organization acting for the preservation of the Oceans from Plastic Pollution. On this website you will find informations and details about he first Third Party Certified set of Standards for Ocean Bound Plastic Certifications. ZPO is an independent Standard Setter, which means we are 100% neutral : we do not Audit nor take part in the collection, trade or recycling of Ocean Bound Plastic nor do we take part in the neutralization chain of Ocean Bound Plastic.
We conceived a Certification Program in collaboration with Control Union, a well known name in the Certification field especially in Plastic Recycling (They created the renewed GRS Standard). The Certification program is composed of two subprograms: the OBP Recycling Subprogram and the OBP Neutrality Subprogram.
They are a set of tools to incentivize the collection of abandoned plastic waste in the environment before they reach our Oceans. each subprogram focuses on a different “material”: The OBP Recycling Subprogram is applicable to certify the collection and recycling of commercially recyclable Ocean Bound Plastic. While the OBP Neutrality Subprogram is oriented toward the plastic that can not be sold for recycling (for technical or economical reasons).
You can find all the documentation of the OBP Certification Program by going to the dedicated website https://www.obpcert.org