Welcome to the
Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability
Zero Waste to Nature (ZWTN)
The PARMS ZWTN EPR Portal, designed and managed by the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability, serves as the marketplace for Waste Diversion Credits. The portal provides a platform for the trading and exchange of these credits, enabling our member Obliged Enterprises to meet their waste diversion targets and contribute to the sustainability of the Philippine recycling industry.
The credit scheme model has been developed to address the shortcomings of traditional fee-based or fund-based Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) structures. These structural deficiencies impede the ability of EPR to effectively address the issue of packaging waste entering the environment. The credit scheme model aims to address these issues and enhance the effectiveness of EPR in managing packaging waste and promoting sustainability.
WASTE DIVERSION CREDIT SYSTEM
A Philippine private sector-designed Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) System.
Waste Diversion credit prices are market-driven because they are determined by waste diversion chains' operational needs. Proceeds from the sale of credits go directly to waste diversion chains and serve as an important source to make their business model viable and investable. In particular, the proceeds will serve as an incentive for waste recovery entities to start collecting and managing flexible plastics with low diversion value that aren't already recycled. The proceeds also inclusively and equitably support waste sector livelihoods, which are usually composed of informal workers.
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