The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) set the criteria for third-party certification of recycled materials and chain of custody. Both standards verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a product (both finished and intermediate). It allows for the transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of recycled material content claims on products. GRS includes a higher minimum recycled content percentage and additional social and environmental requirements related to processing and chemical use. Objectives of the standards are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimised.

The standard sets requirements :

Recycled Content: Products are verified to contain at least 20% of recycled material for GRS and at least 5% of recycled material for RCS. Both pre-consumer and post-consumer material are accepted.

Chain of custody: Each stage of production is required to be certified, starting at the recycling stage and ending at the last seller in the final business-to-business transaction.

Sustainable recycling has outstanding advantages from a business point of view. It is a cost-efficient, promising, profitable and healthier option. Carrying out sustainable recycling practices with the help of smart waste management is most likely favoured by most people. EAMD will help your companies to implement this sustainable moves.