Unlocking the untapped Potential: Maximize your share of secondary materials
Turning waste into revenue: Unleashing the Power of Secondary Materials for Profitable growth and increased circularity
Calculate your potential additional revenue
Enter the amount of secondary material that is used for production at the production facility.
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Projected additional annual revenue generated through KWOTA
Partners reducing their footprint
We are here to help you accelerate material reuse for a carbon-neutral future. Increasing the circular economy is a crucial part of the solution to pay premiums and add incentives to the parties collecting waste from consumers.
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To increase the existing production capacity
To pay premiums and add incentives to the parties collecting waste from consumers
To develop new technologies allowing to reuse
more waste / make carbon negative products
Increase company profitability
To subsidize/make recycled products more affordable to the customers
Value chain transparency
Responsible production and consumption
Minimise impact on natural resources and biodiversity
Your Contributions makes a difference
Our solution is a win-win for environmentally conscious companies and production businesses who can repurpose their waste stream with the ultimate goal of reducing their impact on the environment.
We are accelerating material reuse for a carbon-neutral future. By doubling the circular economy, we could achieve the Paris Climate targeted by 2044. Doubling the circular economy is crucial part of the solution to the climate crisis
How the KWOTA process works
Material producers mainly use virgin materials (i.e., wood and wood fibers) as production input
Producer decreases the share of virgin materials used in production, replacing them with secondary materials
KWOTA records the increase of secondary materials in production
KWOTA validates CO2 emission reduction
KWOTA creates high-quality carbon credits based on verified CO2 reductions
ESG-driven company compensating their CO2 footprint
KWOTA keeps a record of all transactions with carbon credits
KWOTA forwards payments to producer to increase secondary material usage
Secondary material inflow increases (i.e., cardboard, paper)
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 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.
Is it expensive to compensate my CO2?
No, it costs as much as one cup of coffee to compensate 1 month of driving.
How does circularity reduce CO2 emissions?
1. When materials are recycled instead of being discarded, it reduces the need to extract, process and manufacture new materials. Meaning fewer greenhouse gases are emitted in the production process, as energy and resources are conserved.
2. Circularity can reduce emissions associated with waste disposal. Waste in landfills can produce methane - a potent greenhouse gas. Recycling can dramatically reduce this.
3. Circularity can reduce emissions associated with transportation. When materials are sources, processed and manufactured locally, it reduces the need to transport them long distance (via ship, plane etc.)
Why aren't producers recycling in the first place?
To your surprise, many within Europe are doing their best to recycle. However it's at their own cost. Recycling is much more expensive and lengthy than using virgin materials. Many production plants will work at a loss if relying on recycled materials. This is why KWOTA developed a platform to validate and standardise the amount recycled. Try our self service dashboard to see your impact.
Why should I compensate?
If you own a car, you are emitting on average 2 tons of CO2 per month. The equivalence of one 7 seater SUV. Owning an electric vehicle may not be a viable option for you just yet, but you can take accountability and fund projects that can make a difference for you.