It’s no secret that plastics have become one of the most used products in our daily lives not just because of it’s low-cost production, but also because of it’s various other qualities including lighter weight and, convenience. But, did you know, that the number in the production of plastics is increasing a global issue? On an average 4 million tons of plastics are dumped every day in our landfills and oceans threatening our ecosystems, wildlife, and even human health. But, there are some businesses and organisations who are seeking solutions to contribute for a circular and sustainable future. let’s explore how Recity is using plastic offsetting as a solution to create a positive impact on the environment.
What is Plastic Offsetting?
First things first, let’s understand what plastic offsetting means and how it is a solution for the emerging plastic waste crisis. Plastic offsetting is a simple concept where individuals, organisations or businesses can compensate for the plastics used by them by purchasing plastic credits or directly funding social and environmental projects working for creating solutions for plastic waste. It operates on balancing the plastic produced with actions that reduce or eliminate an equivalent amount of plastic waste elsewhere.
Benefits of Plastic Offsetting
Recity’s plastic offsetting program enables brands to support the collection and recovery of mismanaged plastics from the environment. Here’s why plastic offsetting is beneficial:
- Reduction of plastic pollution
Through plastic offsetting projects, the reduction of plastic waste from the environment is ensured as these projects are focused on cleanups, waste reduction, and recycling which helps in promoting a sustainable lifestyle of the entire ecosystem.
- Promotes sustainable practices along with supporting the waste value chain
As plastic offsetting projects are highly focused on reducing the quantity of mismanaged waste from the environment, it encourages individuals and organizations to adopt more sustainable practices as it creates awareness about the plastic crisis. Along with promoting these, it supports the waste value chain by providing them access to health and financial benefits.
- Empowers CSR commitments
For brands and businesses, plastic offsetting can enhance CSR commitments as it allows the companies to showcase their efforts in making an environmentally conscious change. This step has the potential to improve brand reputation as it illustrates customer’s sustainability expectations into reality by making a plastic-positive change.
Recity’s Value for Plastic Offsetting Program
Recity does not just aim in eliminating plastic waste from the environment, but our focus is to support a socially restorative system of circularity.
- Ensuring fair wages and safety equipments
Our plastic offsetting initiative ensures fair wages for the waste value chain along with providing them with necessary safety equipments.
- Social and environment operations
We ensure that projects comply with social and environmental standards that includes the absence of child labour, safe and hygienic working conditions at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), provision of clean drinking water, and clean washrooms so that their are no difficulties to the value chain.
- Payment proofs
To ensure transparency to the first mile workers such as waste workers, waste pickers and fishermen, we provide payment proofs to them in order to recognise their efforts.
- End-to-end documentation
We maintain documentation and records throughout the plastic waste management process, including geotagged images of the collection site and loading of materials, weighment bridge slips, vehicle LR copy, Eway bill, invoices, and recycling certificates from authorized co-processors or recyclers.
- Certificate of offsetting plastic footprint
As a proof of their initiative, we provide a certificate of offsetting to brands and organisations supporting the projects impacting the environment and society.
Recity’s plastic offsetting program is focused on creating solutions in vulnerable geographies like Ocean Bound and riverine locations, biodiverse hills & mountains, or eco-sensitive mangrove forests. Recity, along with Alliance to End Plastic Waste and Cleanhub has collectively recovered 1,233 Metric Tonnes of Ocean Bound Plastic Waste from the environment in the past 12 months.
Let’s together beat this plastic pollution and build a circular ecosystem. Connect with us today and reduce your brand’s plastic footprint. Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org