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What is the purpose of the GRS label?

The Global Recyled Standard (GRS) label guarantees recycled materials on all chain of custody with additional environmental and social criteria.

What are the key guarantees of GRS?

The GRS label guarantees:

  • Reduction of the harmful impact of production on people and the environment
  • Durably treated products
  • High percentages of recycled content in products
  • Responsible production
  • Recycled materials
  • Traceability
  • Transparent communication
  • Stakeholder engagement
How to get the GRS label?

The labelling by an independent certification body such as Ecocert validates the conformity of your practices according to the Global Recyled Standard (GRS)

The GRS is intended for all products that contain at least 20% recycled materials.

For which category of products?

Global Recycled Standard is for finished or intermediate products based on recycled materials.
Different types of recycled materials are allowed in GRS such as:
- textiles
- plastics
- glass
- leather
- metal

Who can get certified GRS?

Companies such as recyclers, manufacturers of semi-finished and finished products, distributors and brands who want to have their recycled products and their responsible practices recognised by an international label can apply for this GRS label.

For instance, GRS implies companies with activity in:
- Textile sector: recycling, spinning, knitting, printing, stitching, ginning, weaving and dyeing…
- Plastics sector: mechanical and chemical recycling, grinding, extruding, forming, molding, packaging manufacturers…
- Cosmetic and food sectors: manufacturers of packaging made of recycled materials, brands and distributors using packaging made of recycled materials

Why choose Ecocert?

With nearly 30 years of experience for audit and certification of organic products in France and in more than 130 countries, Ecocert is the world's leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices.

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