The RCS and GRS are the same, except that the GRS being a more rigorous standard; in the GRS, there is a higher minimum content percentage (50%) and additional processing requirements that must be met (social, environmental, and chemical).
The differences between RCS certification and GRS certification are:
1. GRS is an advanced version of RCS: RCS products can use GRS certified raw materials, but GRS products cannot use RCS raw materials.
2. GRS is suitable for products with a recycled raw material content of 20%-%.
3. GRS adds environmental and social responsibility requirements based on RCS requirements.
4. The certification marks are different.
5. GRS has requirements for the chemicals used in the process, while RCS does not.
In summary, the main differences between the two are:
Different recycling content: The recycled content of GRS certification needs more than 20%; and the RCS only needs 5% or more.
Environmental and Social Responsibility Audit: GRS requires environmental and social responsibility audits; RCS does not require environmental and social responsibility audits.
Whether factories or enterprises make GRS certification or RCS certification their choice, it depends on the needs of customers and the conditions of the products themselves.