Plastic Project Description & Monitoring Report
Developing a Project Description
Project proponents develop a project description using the Plastic Project Description Template.
The project description describes all the details of the project and the project activity, including location, start date, project crediting period and project ownership. The project proponent will also demonstrate additionality, identify the baseline scenario, estimate the amount of plastic waste collected and/or recycled in the baseline and project scenarios, and set out the data and parameters that will be monitored over the course of the project.
The project proponent must have the project description validated by an approved validation/verification body.
To see the complete rules and requirements for developing a project, please see the Plastic Standard.
Developing a Monitoring Report
Once a project starts, the project proponent begins monitoring and measuring the plastic waste collected and/or recycled and other data to produce monitoring reports using the Plastic Project Monitoring Report Template.
There may be multiple monitoring periods over the course of the project crediting period, and they can vary in length based on the project proponent’s needs. In the monitoring report, the project proponent must report on the implementation status of the project activity, record all relevant data and parameters monitored, and calculate the plastic waste collected and/or recycled in that period.
Once the monitoring report is completed, the project proponent can select a validation/verification body to verify the plastic waste collected and/or recycled and reported. Project proponents may choose to complete project validation and verification of the collected and/or recycled plastic waste in one step. In other words, project proponents can develop a project description and monitoring report concurrently, and then have the documents validated and the collected and/or recycled plastic waste verified at the same time.
To see the complete rules and requirements associated with monitoring, please see the Plastic Standard.