Global Recycled Standard

Global Recycled Standard

The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product
Overview

Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled material input and chain of custody. The shared goal of the standards is to increase the use of recycled materials. The GRS includes additional criteria for social and environmental processing requirements and chemical restrictions.

Certification requirements

- Materials are verified to meet the ISO definition of recycled. Both pre-consumer and post-consumer material is accepted. - GRS sites are required to meet strict social and environmental requirements. Chemicals with potential for harm are not permitted to be used on GRS products. - Certification ensures that the identity of the recycled material is maintained: from the recycler to the final product. - A professional, third party certification body audits each stage in the supply chain.