The Zero Waste to Nature (ZWTN) study, meticulously crafted by the members of the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS), represents a holistic approach to waste management that prioritizes sustainability and circularity.

This comprehensive study has yielded a multitude of strategies, identified crucial enabling policies, and charted a clear trajectory toward our ambitious zero waste goal.

It is worth noting that the ZWTN study is consistently aligned with the Philippine Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production (PAP4SCP) formulated by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

Additionally, it harmoniously complements the National Action Plan for the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine Litter established by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

By adhering to the principles set forth in these strategic national plans, the ZWTN study is bolstered by a highly-effective framework that underscores its significance and strengthens its impact. This alignment further solidifies our collective commitment to driving sustainable practices and effectively addressing the pressing issues of waste management and marine litter.

As part of our proactive approach, PARMS has spearheaded the creation of a comprehensive set of standards for our ZWTN Program, and an EPR scheme centered around the Waste Diversion Credit. These standards offer in-depth guidelines for determining waste footprints and elucidating accounting procedures for waste recovery and diversion.

It is important to acknowledge that these standards were conceptualized and formulated prior to the implementation of RA11898 (APR Act of 2022). As such, there may be cases where certain methodologies may not be directly applicable. Despite this, we strongly urge all our members to employ these standards as an initial framework. Your feedback is invaluable to us and would greatly assist in refining and optimizing these standards to be more compatible with the mandates of the EPR Law.

Our goal extends beyond simply establishing a robust set of standards. We are actively seeking the acknowledgment and approval of the DENR, particularly as they are in the process of developing their own standards related to this law. Through our proactive initiatives, we remain deeply committed to promoting the development of efficient and sustainable waste management practices across the industry.

To get a copy of the PARMS ZWTN EPR Program and the draft standards developed by PARMS, please register your details below:

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By clicking SUBMIT, you are indicating your request for a copy of the PARMS ZWTN Interim Standards for Plastic Footprint Accounting and Waste Diversion. This scheme, known as a private sector-led Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Program, is being spearheaded by the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS) and adheres to ISO and other Global Standards.

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