OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC

CERTIFICATIONS

OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC CERTIFICATIONS

We have developed 3 Standards that can be used by 3 types of Organizations All the necessary information and documentation is now at www.obpcert.org

1) Plastic Conscious Companies willing to certify their efforts to clean the environment from abandoned plastics by participating in the ZPO Initiative

2) NGOs, Cooperatives or Companies involved in environmental cleaning via the ZPO Initiative or to collect and sell RECYCLABLE OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC

3) Plastic Recycling and Plastic Goods and Packaging Companies willing to sell Raw or Transformed RECYCLABLE/RECYCLED OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC, or to incorporate OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC in their products.

Plastic Conscious Companies

what is certified?

The Auditors will certify the amount of OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC that your company has removed from the environment. (prior to this plastic becoming infamous OCEAN PLASTIC)

What is the cost?

Like most certifications you will need to pay for the cost of the auditor to come and perform the audit (travel cost, if required and time) we expect the audit to last not more than a day so the cost is reasonable. A quotation will be made when you the Audit Company The NGO Zero Plastic Oceans who developed and maintains the certification scheme charges 200$ per certification to cover its running costs.

HOW DO i remove ocean bound plastic from the environment?

We expect that you will subcontract this work to NGOs or Cooperatives or SMEs that are already involved in beaches or river cleanings. This subcontractor or yours needs to be certified for the collection and management of OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC.

How do I find certified OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC COLLECTORS

Zero Plastic Oceans maintains a list of certificates holders, if the entities you would like to work with are not in the list you simply need to ask them to get certified. The process is straightforward.

What are my benefits?

The Certification of the amount of OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC you have prevented supports your environmental claims and ESG certifications and rating. It also backs up your neutrality towards Ocean Plastic Contamination or even better your global Plastic Neutrality.

I'M INTERESTED, HOW DO I PROCEED?

Please visit the dedicated website www.obpcert.org you will find there all  the required documentation and necessary preparatory works.

Organizations Collecting abandoned Plastic waste

what is certified?

The Auditors will certify where and how you collect abandoned plastic waste to ensure it is OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC. They will also check how you manage the collected plastic waste until recycling, reuse or final disposal and the associated traceability. Your organization will be certified as an OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC collector and manager.

What is the cost?

Like most certifications you will need to pay for the cost of the auditor to come and perform the audit (travel cost, if required and time) we expect the audit to last not more than a day or two so the cost is reasonable. A quotation will be made when you contact the Audit Company. The NGO Zero Plastic Oceans who developed and maintains the certification scheme charges 150$ per certification to cover its running costs.

HOW DO i remove ocean bound plastic from the environment?

OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC is defined in the certification as abandoned plastic waste in critical areas such as riverbanks, coasts or river streams. you make collect the plastic by hand or mechanized devices, river booms are also applicable. There is no restrictions on HOW it is collected but on WHERE it is collected and WHAT is collected.

WHAT should i do with collected ocean bound plastic

Zero Plastic Oceans will encourage any circular alternative such as recycling, upcycling, reuse or valorization. in some cases however because the material is too contaminated or damaged or because locally there are no market then you will be responsible to dispose it correctly.

What are my benefits?

Certifying your organization as OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC collector allows you to participate in the ZPO Initiative as collecting organization in order to get paid to perform this collection task.

It also allows you to sell the plastic you collect as Certified OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC to the recycling industry to incorporate this plastic into new products.

I'M INTERESTED, HOW DO I PROCEED?

Please visit the dedicated website www.obpcert.org you will find there all the required documentation and necessary preparatory works.

Recycling and Plastic Industry

what is certified?

The Auditors certify your trading operations, transformation operations or production chain, depending if you are in the recycling industry or a product manufacturer.

What is the cost?

Like most certifications you will need to pay for the cost of the auditor to come and perform the audit (travel cost, if required and time), the Audit firm will give you a quotation when you contact them.  The NGO Zero Plastic Oceans who developed and maintains the certification scheme charges a variable fee according to the size of your organization,  to cover its running costs.

OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC OR OCEAN PLASTIC?

OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC is cheaper (easier to collect) and more environmentally efficient since most of the plastic that enters Oceans is actually non recoverable (degradation into microplastics and sinking out of reach).  Collecting OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC is acting before it is too late!

where can i purchase certified OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC?

Zero Plastic Oceans maintains a list of certificates holders that can sell raw CERTIFIED OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC, or Transformed CERTIFIED OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC if the entities you would like to work with are not in the list you simply need to ask them to get certified. The process is straightforward.

What are my benefits?

First of all buying and incorporating in your products CERTIFIED OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC ensures that you are really helping to prevent Ocean contamination.

The Certification give you an assurance as final CERTIFIED OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC user that you are buying the right material, likewise for the seller it’s a guarantee to access a quality recyclable plastic market.

If you sell product to the general public the Certification will allow you to make claims about the content of Recycled OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC included in your products, giving you access to a specific market of environmentally conscious clients.

I'M INTERESTED, HOW DO I PROCEED?

Please visit the dedicated website www.obpcert.org you will find there all the required documentation and necessary preparatory works.