Global Recycle Standard - Certified is one of the declarations under the Ekko Score Recycle Standard.
The Global Recycled Standard is a holistic certification for products that contain at least 20% Recycled Material, which can either be Pre-Consumer, Post-Consumer or a combination of these. Companies with the GRS Certification can verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate) and verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production.
Global Recycle Standard - Certified is often found on fabric and the certification is very important in improving recycling and transparency in supply chains, providing consumers better information by giving brands a tool for more accurate labeling, to encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials, to establish more transparency in the supply chain. Products with the Global Recycle Standard - Certified have verified its recycled content (both finished and intermediate) and verified responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production.You can get more information on this Certification on the The Textile Exchange website.
Global Recycle Standard - Certified sits in the REUSED Family under two environmental Standards of Ekko Score: Recycle and Packaging. One set of weighted Ekko Score points are gathered from each Family.
These are the claimable declarations & certifications under the Environmental Standard: Recycle. Please note that different certifications and declarations may be relevant to each category.
Yes, where the impact of the claim is similar. This is how it works.
IMPORTANTLY, SELF DECLARATIONS ARE GOVERNED BY CONSUMER LAW. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW FOR BUSINESSES TO MAKE FALSE CLAIMS (INCLUDING IMPLIED CLAIMS IN A CONTEXT LIKE EKKO SCORE).
EVEN IF A PRODUCT HAS A FORMAL CERTIFICATION, THAT CERTIFICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ENTIRE INTEGRITY OF THE PRODUCT'S MAKE UP.
An example might be a Handmade, Australian, Certified Organic chocolate that contains Palm Oil. Under Ekko Score, this product would claim Certified Organic and would self declare: Zero Waste Production and Australian made, but could not claim the No Palm Oil declaration. This would mean a lower score under the No Exploitation Standard, making the inclusion of Palm Oil clear to potential consumers, without detracting from its other assets.
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