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ClimeCo Named on Inc. Magazine’s 2021 Best in Business List for Environmental Services

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ClimeCo Enters Strategic Partnership with Heng Hiap Industries, an Integrated Plastic Recycling Company

ClimeCo Enters Strategic Partnership with Heng Hiap Industries, an Integrated Plastic Recycling Company


BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (Nov. 16, 2021) – ClimeCo, a leader in the development and management of environmental commodities, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with Heng Hiap Industries (HHI), an advanced recycled plastic manufacturer. Determined to prevent plastic from ending up in the world’s oceans and landfillsHHI pledges to recycle 30,000 tonnes of Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) by 2025. Their current focus is to recover and remove OBP from Malaysia’s shorelines, rivers, islands, and coastal communities. Malaysia is ranked 5th globally for ocean plastic waste.  

ClimeCo is excited to partner with HHI to recover thousands of tonnes of OBP waste,” said Chris Parker, Director of ClimeCo’s Plastic Program. While providing a productive next life for the removed plastic, HHI’s operations will benefit coastal fishing and ecotourism communities by protecting the local marine biodiversity.”

Rooted in their belief that plastic is a resource, HHI converts OBP to upcycled finished goods, such as Louvre chairs and other household items. This operation creates a fully sustainable, closed-loop system where resources are reused and recycled as part of its circular design and solutions.  

“We are living in a decisive decade where the future is not yet determined and it depends on how we play our cards,” said Kian Seah, CEO of HHIWe could continue to destabilize the planet until the point of no return, or we could respond in a united front to reverse the damage. All effort in achieving plastic neutrality to offset the plastic footprint is the first step towards a smart plastic neutral society. We are honored to collaborate with likeminded partners who are believers and gamechangers to enable a cleaner, safer and happier planet which will benefit us all.”

HHI is the first company to globally receive the prestigious OBP certification by Zero Plastic Oceans and 3rd party verification and auditing performed by the leading global certification specialists, Control Union Certifications. ClimeCo is proud to exclusively market the plastic credits generated by this project to help fund future plastic waste neutralization efforts and potential expansion project opportunities. 

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website  www.climeco.com

About Heng Hiap Industries

Heng Hiap Industries is an advanced recycled plastic manufacturer that seeks better ways to optimize plastic to prevent it from ending up in the world’s oceans and landfills. Their primary focus is to recover and recycle ocean bound plastic waste and give it a productive next life as chairs or other household items. 


About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

ClimeCo Green Adds Plastic Credits to Website

ClimeCo Green Adds Plastic Credits to Website

ClimeCo Green Adds Plastic Credits to Website

ClimeCo Green Logo

ClimeCo Green is now offering plastic credits that are available for purchase on its website. Individuals and households can calculate their plastic footprint based on the country they live in with ClimeCo Green’s newly developed calculator and purchase plastic credits to mitigate their footprint. The purchase of credits will support plastic cleanup projects from around the world.

To calculate your plastic footprint, learn more about plastic credits, and view the projects available for mitigation, click here.




About ClimeCo Green

ClimeCo Green helps individuals and businesses easily calculate and offset their carbon and plastic waste footprint. By purchasing credits, you can support carbon emission and plastic waste reduction projects, which bring co-benefits to our environment and surrounding communities. Co-benefits vary from project to project, but some of the most common include improved air and water quality, erosion control, nutrient buffering, habitat protection, enhanced food supply, or providing local jobs. ClimeCo Green strives to find projects that provide the most co-benefits so that as its customers mitigate their footprint, they can feel confident that their support extends beyond reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) or plastic waste.

For more information, contact ClimeCo Green at green@climeco.com, or through its website ClimeCoGreen.com.

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.


For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

Responsible Plastic Management Step 1: Plastic Footprinting

Responsible Plastic Management Step 1: Plastic Footprinting

Responsible Plastic Management Step 1: Plastic Footprinting


by: Alyssa Hudson | Plastic Program Intern | October 20, 2021

Source: Green Queen

It is indisputable that plastics have made their way into every aspect of our lives, and they’re here to stay.

While plastics play an important role and offer many benefits, there is growing concern over the waste accumulating in landfills, rivers and oceans, and the stomachs of animals and marine life.

Globally, 380 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year, with some reports indicating that up to 50% of that is for single-use purposes. COVID-19 has exacerbated the issue. Roughly 200 billion plastic-based disposable masks and gloves have been used globally every month during the pandemic; the United Nations (U.N.) projects that most of this COVID-19 personal protective equipment will likely end up in landfills or the ocean.

Source: Plastic Pollution Treaty

Plastics have numerous benefits and continue to gain popularity with businesses. Plastics can reduce logistics costs, protect and preserve food, enhance vehicle safety, and contribute to life-saving medical treatments. With a growing trend of businesses increasing plastic use, the World Economic Forum predicts that plastic production will double in the next 20 years.

As the use and production of plastics increase, businesses seek to understand how they can help solve one of the most significant challenges of our time – plastic waste.


Taking Account of Your Plastic Footprint


Plastic Accounting? Plastic Footprinting? What does it mean, and why do it?

Plastic footprinting is an exercise in which a company quantifies plastic volumes and flows throughout its value chain. Akin to greenhouse gas (GHG) footprinting, plastic footprinting documents plastic material flows and how they are managed throughout the entire supply chain – including design, use, reuse, recycling, and end of life. Similar to GHG emissions, which are typically broken into Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions (direct emissions, indirect emissions from electricity, and other indirect emissions), plastic accounting requires consideration of plastic within a company’s control and value chain. Unique from GHG accounting, a plastic footprint must split plastic volumes by their ultimate destination: landfill, ocean, recycling, reuse, etc.

Source: Climate Action/Photograph by Greenpeace

Unlike GHG footprinting – guided for most corporations by the World Resource Institute’s GHG Protocol – there is currently a lack of standardized guidance for plastic footprinting. Many are preparing corporate plastic footprints even before a de facto standard is established, while others are working to create the standard. For instance, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently developed an innovative tool called ReSource Footprint Tracker. Others are calling on the U.N. to develop a treaty that could provide some of this consistency.

Corporations interested in plastic impacts can help shape the standardization and rigor of this process. ClimeCo is currently helping leading organizations engage with leading NGOs and have a voice in this movement.

A Meaningful Step Forward

Why quantify a company’s plastic footprint? It allows you to set credible targets, strategically improve your company’s impacts, and reap stakeholder and reputation benefits as a result.

Source: Resource Plastic

Once a corporation has quantified its plastic footprint, the next step is to improve its plastic impacts. One way to do this is by empowering product designers and engineers to be innovative thinkers on reducing plastic use in product development and within the overall supply chain. In parallel, as your organization evaluates how you can reduce your operational plastic footprint, ClimeCo can help you finance environmental plastic waste cleanup using plastic credits. Companies can use these credits to mitigate external environmental plastic waste beyond company control and the unavoidable volume portion of their plastic footprint. Funding from credits help to scale the recovery and recycling of environmental plastic waste around the world.

Utilizing reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): GRI 306: Waste,  SASB: Waste Management, and U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can inform how companies can credibly share their progress.

The same factors that drove climate into corporate reporting are starting to do the same for plastics. Investors and supply chains need comparable ESG metrics to evaluate companies’ performance against market competitors. Customers and employees want company actions on plastics to match their values. Accounting for your plastic footprint can help your company enhance its performance and reputation. For leaders who want to integrate plastic into their corporate strategy, ClimeCo is ready to assist.



About the Author

Alyssa Hudson serves as an intern for the Plastics Program at ClimeCo. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in sustainability and business. In the future, Alyssa would like to work in corporate sustainability to help businesses forge sustainable futures.

TONTOTON’s Story of the Plastic Credit

TONTOTON’s Story of the Plastic Credit

TONTOTON’s Story of the Plastic Credit

Orphan plastic refers to post-consumer single-use plastic that is of little value and non-recyclable. This type of plastic waste poses a significant threat to our world’s oceans. Our partners at TONTOTON have found a solution to prevent this plastic waste from entering the oceans by collecting it and giving it a productive next life. With the selling of plastic credits, TONTOTON can expand and grow its project efforts.

Click here to learn more about our plastic credit program.  If you are interested in supporting this project by purchasing plastic credits, please contact us today

This video is an excellent introduction to TONTOTON’s project and the impact plastic credits can make on our planet.