On the 7th of March 2022, Respack has completed the audit certification of Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) by Control Union (Malaysia). 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 oceans.
Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) is abandoned plastic waste on its way to our oceans. OBP is a critical element in the fight against oceanic plastic pollution. It is estimated that 80% of the oceans’ plastic contamination originated from land. Focusing on capturing OBP before it becomes ocean plastic is therefore a direct and very effective way to limit the damage our oceans are suffering. The goal of this certification is to encourage the capture of OBP by giving it additional value and recognition in the market.
This is another milestone in Respack, forging ahead with our objective of producing sustainable and environmental friendly plastic packaging. “Getting certified under the OBP Certifications allow us to access higher value markets and environmentally conscious consumers besides being a proactive actor of oceans’ protection and preserve biodiversity,” Managing Director CK Wan says. “It will also have a positive social impact generating livelihood creation within vulnerable communities.”
Congratulations to our Quality Assurance Department and Production Department in the blown film division for their great effort in implementing efficient management system in our newly developed OBP program. Special recognition to the project leader Ms Daisy Pham and Ms Wai Sing for their contribution in ensuring the audit process was successful.