The global circular economy is only 7.2%. By doubling this number we could fulfil the Paris agreement by 2030

Audited By KPMG

Digital Verification of CO₂ reduction from Material Recycling

KWOTA Standard is designed to digitally verify CO₂ reduction from material recycling and increased circularity. It is the first global standard for digital verification of CO₂ reduction from material recycling in the voluntary carbon market. It consists of high-quality CO₂ reduction methodologies for different materials

For Quantifying CO2 Reduction from Paper and Board Recycling

For Quantifying CO2 Reduction from Plastics Recycling

How does the use of secondary material reduce CO2 emissions?

Explained by the paper and board industry example

Processing raw materials


Logging and transport






Chemical pulping


Mechanical pulping


Fibre washing, screening and drying


Paper making

More CO₂ emitted


Processing secondary materials


Collecting and transporting waste paper


De-Pulping waste paper




Fibre washing, screening, drying


Paper making

Less CO₂ emitted

OUR Impact

100 tonnes of Waste Recycled
Tonnes of CO2 reduced
50000 litres of waters saved

51% of CO2 emissions are related to material production

Did you know replacing 1 tonne of raw materials with one tonne of recycable materials would reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50% ?

How my compensation makes a difference

KWOTA’s mission is to support material producers for their impact on recyclable reuse of materials such as paper and board. Despite their efforts currently made by producers - using recyclable materials over virgin materials for production is a lengthy and costly process.
We verify the total reuse of recycable materials and the total CO2 reduced
Create carbon savings credits which is sold to individuals and businesses looking to compensate their CO2 footprint
The compensation is then returned to the producer to reinvest into more recycable materials

Get monthly reports on your CO2 reductions and get rewarded for doing so.

OUR Standard

KWOTA Standard is the first global standard for digital verification of CO₂ reduction from material recycling and increased circularity in the voluntary carbon market. KWOTA Standard, procedures and methodologies reflect the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) principles for life cycle assessment (LCA) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quantification.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long will it take from signing the agreement to receiving the first payment?

When KWOTA receives the data, It will go through an integrity check and be sent to the verification process, which will take up to one month. After the data has received confirmations from the supply chain participants, it is created into credits and placed on the marketplace. When the credit has been sold, the Producer can invoice KWOTA. For example, if the data verification is done in May and credits are also sold in May, then the Producer can invoice KWOTA in June. KWOTA creates an Invoicing summary every month for the previous month's credit sales.


How is the baseline set, and for how long is it valid?

The secondary material baseline is unique to the relevant Production Facility and its supply chain, and it depends on the recyclable secondary material and on the historical and projected activity data. It is renewed regularly and at least after three years. A secondary material baseline is recalculated and renewed when a significant change in the relevant supply chain is set up, i.e. a new production line.


Is there any risk of data leakage?

KWOTA can assure that all data is confidential to any third party. The data is used only by KWOTA for analyses and calculations to create carbon credits. Protecting our partner's data is a top priority for us. Data is securely stored only in Amazon Web Services, which meets the highest security compliance policies. Communication with KWOTA’s servers is encrypted; only authorised users can access the data.


How long are the carbon credits valid?

KWOTA creates carbon credits based on a verified CO₂ reduction at the Production Facilities. Carbon credits will expire two years after the creation date and are, therefore only available for sale for two years.


Where does my contribution go?

80% of proceeds are given to material producers to reinvest in acquiring more recyclable materials for reproduction, reducing the need and reliance of taking from the earth and preserving the environment