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Responsible Plastic Management (RPM) 

RPM is a ‘New Initiative’ from RS Standards and aims to act as a catalyst for the Reduction, Reuse and Recycling of Plastics in the Supply Chain.

RPM is a Verification and Certification Program to Review and Promote Organizations and Initiatives that wish to demonstrate transparency and a measurability about their commitment to Responsible Plastic Management and their efforts to protect the land, oceans and rivers from plastic contamination.


According to reports, over 6300 Million tonnes of plastic waste have been generated, of which only around 9% of have been recycled. All that plastic generated is nearly all still with us, in land fill, in water systems at home or exported to plastic waster importing countries like Indonesia to become their immediate local problem; but they cant handle it; its still our global problem.

If current production and waste management trends continue, roughly double the 6300 million tonnes of plastic waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050 that’s 12,000 million tonnes!

The RPM Program is designed to be robust but practical and pragmatic. It is not anti-plastic in its philosophy and does not aim for organisations to make quick decisions about reduction and elimination without obvious replacement solutions. Verification and Certification is based on a commitment to the journey and the improvements that can be made.


RPM is a Voluntary Program  that can start organisations on a structured and recognised journey towards a Responsible Plastic Management accolade. Organisations can sign up to this new RPM initiative to transparently take on the commitment and verification of reducing unnecessary plastic use in their operations.


RS Standards will work with organisations to assist with a reduction program and promotion of the verification of results.

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