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:
Control Union can provide certification for:
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.