The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) are international, voluntary standards that set requirements for third-party certification of recycled 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.
The RCS 2.0 and GRS 4.0 revision process began in 2016, and the updated standards were published on July 1, 2017. You can read more about our process for revising standards in the Development Hub.
View the RCS 2.0 and GRS 4.0 Consultation Feedback Summary for a summary of comments received during the Public Stakeholder Review period.