OBP Certification Program

The OBP Certification Program is designed to encourage the removal of Ocean Bound Plastic from the environment by adding value in effectively collecting and treating it before it reaches the ocean.

The certification program is composed of two subprograms, each of which can be combined with the Social+ OBP Component:

Plastic recycling value chain (For commercially recyclable OBP)

OBP Recycling Subprogram:

 OBP Collection Organization Standard

OBP Recycling Organization Standard

Plastic credits and offsets value chain (For non-commercially recyclable OBP)

OBP Neutrality Subprogram:

OBP Neutralization Services Provider Standard

OBP Plastic Producers and Users Standard

Social+ OBP Component:

Social+ OBP is not a standalone Standard; it is an optional component that provides greatly enhanced social benefits to Independent Collectors – ICs, and workers of the certified Organization. This component can be used together with the OBP-COL-STD (OBP Collection Organization Standard) for Commercially Recyclable Plastics, and/or with the OBP-NEU-STD (OBP Neutralization Services Provider Standard), for Non-Commercially Recyclable Plastics for the OBP Credits system.

ESTS is approved by Zero Plastic Oceans to offer OBP certifications:


OBP Document Center: