TONTOTON x Zero Plastic Oceans, allied to prevent Ocean Bound Plastic pollution

Vietnam • 17. March 2021

TONTOTON x Zero Plastic Oceans, allied to prevent Ocean Bound Plastic pollution

On 2 March 2021, TONTOTON has become the first company in the world to offer fully third-party certified plastic offsetting services by getting audited and certified by Control Union to the OBP Neutrality Certification developed by Zero Plastic Oceans (ZPO).

On March 2nd, 2021, TONTOTON has become the first company in the world to offer fully third-party certified plastic offsetting services by getting audited and certified by Control Union to the OBP Neutrality Certification developed by Zero Plastic Oceans (ZPO). Both organisations, members of the PREVENT Waste Alliance are focusing on capturing Ocean Bound Plastic before it reaches the oceans.

TONTOTON works with local communities in the Southern Islands of Vietnam to collect Orphan Plastic and send it to a co-processing factory to turn waste into energy. Focusing on Orphan Plastics (non-commercially recyclable Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP)) is fundamental in the fight against marine plastic litter because without solutions like TONTOTON, OBP has no value, and thus nobody is collecting this plastic which represents 80 to 90% of the OBP.
The OBP Neutrality Certification has been chosen by TONTOTON because it gives clients the certainty that the work done is real and transparent. Each batch of OBP treated is verified by the certification body and registered publicly by ZPO guaranteeing work has been done and no double counting.

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