SCS Recycled Content Certification proves with independent verification that a percentage of a product was made from recycled content or recycled materials. This certification is for product manufacturers that use post-consumer or pre-consumer recycled content and want to make a verified claim. Material that has been reprocessed from recovered material can also get certified. Recycled content certification can be achieved for products in any industry, ranging from building and design, packaging, plastic goods, textiles, jewelry, metal, electronics, home goods, wood, paper and more.
Recycled Content Certification demonstrates a commitment to making environmentally conscious products and conserving natural resources. Using recycled content helps minimize environmental impacts because it reuses materials instead of creating new materials, reduces energy consumption for production, supports a circular economy and circular materials, and reduces the amount of waste to landfills. This certification also helps organizations meet customer specifications, can qualify products for LEED and environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) programs, and supports corporate sustainability goals.
To achieve certification, SCS conducts an independent third-party audit of the organization and its products with recycled content or materials. The audit checks for manufacturing data, processes, chain of custody procedures, material quantification and mass-balance calculations to determine conformance to the SCS Recycled Content Standard.
SCSは、The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)のEndorsed Certifierになりました。