Dear Colleague,

Welcome to Verra’s Plastic Program Newsletter, Issue #2, where we share updates on Verra’s Plastic Waste Reduction Program (Plastic Program). If you have questions or comments about the newsletter, please contact

Photo courtesy of VeryNile – Nile River River Cleaning Plastic Offsetting Program (Verra Project 4017)

Verra at Global Plastic Treaty Negotiations in Nairobi

Verra staff will attend the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) to develop a Global Plastic Treaty to curb plastic pollution in Nairobi, Kenya. Our team will be on the ground from 11 to 18 November 2023. If you will be at INC-3 and are interested in connecting with Verra staff, please email

Project Case Study

The Deekali Plastic Recovery West Africa: Recycling, Reuse and Community Action project (ID 2720) in Senegal is the first project to be registered in Africa and a Least Developed Country (LDC). As the first project in an LDC, this project illustrates the transformative potential Plastic Credits can have in such regions.

Read the Deekali Plastic Recovery West Africa project case study. (PDF)

Photo courtesy of Deekali Plastic Recovery West Africa: Recycling, Reuse and Community Action (Verra Project (2720)

Where in the World Are the Projects in Verra’s Plastic Program?

The Plastic Program was launched with the aim of mobilizing finance for a broad range of plastic waste management activities. There are now 5 registered projects and 40+ other projects that are listed on the Verra Registry and in the process of registering (e.g., preparing for or undergoing validation). Check out the map below to see where these projects are located.

Visit the Verra Registry to see all projects certified with Verra’s Plastic Program.

Plastic Credits and Corporate Plastic Stewardship Goals

How can Plastic Credits and Verra’s Plastic Program advance corporate plastic stewardship goals? A new section on our website and a new factsheet (PDF) geared specifically to Plastic Credit buyers explain.

Note: As an independent standards setter, Verra is not involved in the pricing, transaction, or retirement of Plastic Credits.

Verra Extends Validation Deadline for Plastic Projects

Verra has extended the project validation deadline for projects that have a start date between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2021 and are seeking registration with the Plastic Program.

Read the full announcement about the deadline extension.

Submitting a Project Request Soon?

Verra’s Program Management Department (PMD) will be at an in-person retreat from October 31 to November 6, 2023. During this time the Verra Registry system and database will be fully operational, but Verra Registry administrative services will be unavailable, and responses to inquiries will be delayed.

A Look Ahead

In the next few months, our team looks forward to connecting with stakeholders at the following events:

Verra staff participate regularly in events. For a comprehensive list, please check our events page, which is continually updated.

If you would like to invite a Verra team member to speak at your event, please contact

Photo courtesy of Project Hara Kal Recovery of Ocean and Nature Bound Plastic from Villages in Kerala, India (Verra Project 3744)