The industry is facing challenges, GRS certification helps enterprises achieve sustainable operation

Issuing time:2024-02-20 08:48

For a long time, the use of non recyclable materials in various industries has brought enormous pressure to the environment, and textile weaving, dyeing factories, and clothingbrands are also facing a series of major challenges.

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The challenges faced by enterprises

Excessive use of plastic: Traditional packaging can lead to astonishing levels of plastic waste. It is understood that only 9% of plastic is recycled, which means the rest will eventually enter landfills, oceans, or incinerators, posing a threat to our planet and our own health.

Carbon footprint: The production and disposal of non recyclable materials increase carbon emissions and exacerbate global warming.

Consumer perception: Today's ecologically conscious consumers demand sustainability. A self proclaimed brand may lose relevance and market share.

Regulatory pressure: The increasingly strict regulation of waste and sustainability meansthat traditional practices are no longer feasible.

Therefore, in a world where environmental awareness is more important than ever before, recycling is a beacon of hope for a sustainable future. As an international standard, the Global Recycling Standard (GRS) can monitor the quantity of recycled materials used in products and track the source and flow of recycled materials throughout the entire supply chain. GRS is not only widely used in the textile and clothing industry, but also widely accepted in various industries that rely on recycled materials.

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What aspects do GRS focus on

Recycled material content: Products that comply with GRS certification must contain at least 20% of recycled materials.

Traceability of the entire supply chain: from raw material procurement to every step of the final product. It will be tracked and recorded transparently. This gives consumers confidence that the products they purchase contain a specified proportion of recycled materials.

Environmental and Social Responsibility: GRS has established standards to reduce the environmental impact of the entire production process. This includes the use of water and energy, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, it also values the social responsibility, safety, and fair working conditions of the entire supply chain to promote a holistic approach to sustainable development.

Chemical usage restrictions: GRS imposes restrictions on the use of certain chemicals in the production of recycled materials to reduce environmental and health risks.

Transparency of the verification process: Verification is carried out by an independent and impartial third party to ensure that the process of applying for GRS certification for various products is carried out correctly and transparently.

What preparations can enterprises make for GRS certification

1. Understanding GRS requirements: Familiar with GRS standards. Ensure that your manufacturing process meets its standards for recycled ingredients, traceability, and social and environmental considerations.

2. Material evaluation: Identify and isolate materials containing recycled ingredients. Maintain detailed records to demonstrate compliance during the audit period.

3. Transparent supply chain: Establish a transparent and traceable supply chain. GRS requires documentation to prove the source of recycled materials, therefore maintaining clear records is crucial.

4. Internal Process Audit: Conduct an internal audit of your manufacturing process. Ensure they comply with GRS standards for separation, processing, and tracking of recycled materials.

5. Employee training: Provide training to employees on the importance of GRS requirements and adherence to sustainable practices. This ensures that everyone in the organization is aligned with the goals.

6. Document preparation: Prepare all necessary documents, including records of material sources, processing methods, and supply chain transparency. This document is crucialfor the review process.

7. Solution discovery: If any non conformities are found during the audit process, pleaseresolve them promptly. Correct issues and implement corrective measures to meet GRS standards.

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Through GRS certification, in addition to meeting higher standards to build consumer confidence, it is well known that the world is becoming aware of the use of environmentally friendly products. Many countries are gradually incorporating products containing recycled materials into legal requirements. Obtaining GRS, a globally accepted high standard certification, will enhance the ability to maintain and expand the market, and enhance the good image of the product and the enterprise.

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