What is PCR? The point of recycling
The full name of PCR is Post-Consumer Recycled material.
The general process is:
Pretreatment (dismantling, sorting, cleaning), crushing, melting, wire drawing and pelletizing
What is GRS certified PCR material
The Global Recycling Standard (GRS) is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the foremost non-profit organizations promoting international responsibility and sustainability in the textile industry. According to this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes that recycling is essential for the development of sustainable production and consumption patterns; it aims to encourage the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and improve the quality of recycled products. The GRS prescribes the question of an environmental claim verified by a third party to provide evidence of:
Content of recycled material in products (intermediate and finished products)
Comply with environmental and social standards in all sectors of the production chain. All products consisting of at least 20% pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled materials can be GRS certified. GRS standards cover the following areas: the composition of the product and the content of recycled materials, maintaining traceability throughout the production process, and restricting the use of chemicals.
Compliance with relevant environmental standards that may be involved: water supply, wastewater discharge, and drainage, energy recovery (use of selected wastes, release of pollutants into the air, production and management of wastes, soil and groundwater pollution, hazardous substances, preparations and materials management, noise emission, emergency management.
The recycling of waste plastics is an important measure to save energy and protect the environment.
In terms of resource utilization, recycling 1 ton of waste plastics is equivalent to saving 6 tons of petroleum resources.