GRP is the eco-friendly guideline of international standards. The GRP is based on the:
① UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
② 5th Report of the IPCC(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
③ UN COP21(Paris Climate Change Accord)
④ Reports of the UN Ocean Conference and also provides guidelines for global enterprises’ plastic reduction and activities of climate change adaption.
Reducing petrochemical and plastic products is a key part of the GRP. In addition, GRP covers petrochemical, material, fashion retail, food and beverages, cosmetic and accommodation and restaurants sections also enterprises with outstanding performance in GRP can be approved as a partner enterprise.
In particular, Korea’ model is referred to climate change adaption, marine environment purification and plastic reduction action. Currently, the per capita consumption of plastic, including plastic bags in Korea is about 420 and 100 kilograms per year. It ranks first in the world in terms of the population ratio. Despite active plastic recycling campaigns in Korea, the rate of plastic which is recycled is under 9%. Therefore, if Korea creates a successful model on reducing plastic waste, it can be a best practice to be applied throughout the world.