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Help shape the field of plastic waste recovery and recycling

Public Consultation for Draft Plastic Standard launched today


More than 350 million tons of plastic are being used every year and just a fraction of this is being recycled. There is a clear need to scale up recovery and recycling activities and increase accountability for plastic waste reduction efforts.


The 3R Initiative is developing a market-based approach to transparently and sustainably increase the value of plastic waste and incentivise new activities that support the circular economy. We invite you to mark your calendars for an upcoming opportunity to shape the field of plastic waste recovery and  recycling: public comment on the draft Plastic Recovery and Recycling Project Accounting Standard (Plastic Standard) will open on 26th February.


The Plastic Standard will be used to create the greatest possible value for local plastic waste recovery and recycling activities while helping corporates to meet their zero plastic waste goals. The Plastic Standard will enable transparent assessment, verification and reporting not only on an amount of plastic waste recovered or recycled (which may be issued as credits), but also that the recovery or recycling is conducted in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.


We will be using the Collaborase software to gather your comments.This web-based software allows multiple reviewers to leave comments at the same time and supports users with built-in commenting features. Please follow this link to provide your comments: Plastic Standard Public Consultation.


You can also visit Verra’s website for more information about the consultation and/or to submit comments via email.


To facilitate your comments, we are offering two webinars that will provide an overview of the Plastic Standard and explain how to comment via the Collaborase platform. Please register for the webinar session you’d like to attend using the links below. Recordings of the webinars will be uploaded on the Verra website.



Date Registration link Time (US EDT)


5 March Register here 6 pm - 7:30 pm


26 March Register here 11 am - 12:30 pm



The public comment period is open from now until 26 April 2020. Thank you very much and we look forward to your feedback.


Many thanks,


The 3R Initiative Secretariat

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