Scaling Up Plastic Waste Collection and Recycling

Validation & Verification

Under the Plastic Program, auditors known as validation/verification bodies (VVBs) are tasked with assessing projects against the Plastic Program rules and the requirements of the applied methodology(ies). VVBs are qualified, independent third parties that are approved by Verra to perform validation and verification. This independent assessment process is critical to ensuring the integrity of the projects registered under the Plastic Program.

VVBs are eligible to provide validation and verification services under the Plastic Program if they have signed the required agreement with Verra and are accredited by a member of the International Accreditation Forum. Further information about VVB eligibility criteria can be found on the “Become a VVB” page.

21 April 2021

Good Fruit & Vegetables: “Plan to recover banana plastic and reduce on-farm waste”

This article by James McManagan highlights a project that aims to incentivize banana growers to…

26 February 2020

Plastics Recycling Update: “Can credit trading drive dollars to plastics recovery?”

An article titled “Can credit trading drive dollars to plastics recovery?” looks at Verra’s Plastic…

11 February 2021

Plastics News: “NGOs: plastics pollution credit programs need more work” ($)

This article ($) in Plastic News by Steve Toloken discusses potential concerns around plastic crediting…

Other Programs

California Offset Project Registry

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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity

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Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

The SD VISta Program The Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) is a flexible…

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