Plastic Waste Reduction Program

Scaling Up Plastic Waste Recovery and Recycling

Public Consultation

The first public consultation on the draft Plastic Waste Reduction Standard (Plastic Standard) has concluded. The next consultation will be held in July and August 2020.

The Plastic Program is being developed through a multi-stakeholder process. More than 30 technical experts representing over 15 countries — including environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs), recycling and waste management entities, project developers, related initiatives and potential end users — are contributing to the development of the Plastic Program. It is being piloted by activities in developing and developed countries. In order to make program development as open as possible, Verra also seeks input through public consultations.

Public comments on the Plastic Program will ensure that it is practical for use by all types of plastic waste recovery and recycling activities and that it meets corporates’ needs.

First consultation

The first consultation version of the Plastic Standard is available here: Plastic Recovery and Recycling Project Accounting Standard, v0.1.

A webinar was held on 5 and 26 March to provide an overview of the Plastic Program and the Plastic Standard.

Please contact secretariat@verra.org with any questions on the Plastic Program consultation process.

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