OBP - Ocean Bound Plastic

Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) is abandoned plastic waste on its way to our oceans. OBP is a critical element in the fight against oceanic plastic pollution.

It is estimated that 80% of the oceans’ plastic contamination originated from land. Focusing on capturing OBP before it becomes ocean plastic is therefore a direct and very effective way to limit the damage our oceans are suffering. The goal of this certification is to encourage the capture of OBP by giving it additional value and recognition in the market.

OBP collection categories in the scope are as follows:

  1. Potential
  2. Shoreline
  3. Waterways
  4. Fishing Materials

Control Union can provide certification for:

  • collectors (organizations collecting recyclable OBP in the environment)
  • recyclers (organizations in the plastic recycling value chain up to the fabrication of plastic packaging and consumer products)
  • neutralization Services (organizations collecting non-commercially recyclable OBP in the environment and proving services to offset plastic footprint)
  • Plastic Producers & Users (organizations willing to offset their plastic footprint)

As an Organization working with OBP, you need to guarantee that your products truly are, or originate from OBP. You also require passing this guarantee onto the end user by proving proof of origin. This is all accomplished via the Ocean Bound Plastic Certification Program.

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