After nearly two years of development, GreenBlue and NSF International have released the Recycled Material Standard (RMS). This voluntary, market-based framework enables consistent labeling of products and packaging that contain or support verified recycled material, either through a certified chain of custody or via the Attributes of Recycled Content (ARC) certificate trading system.
The RMS, which was developed to provide a rigorous and widely available scheme for consistent labeling of recycled material, is now released for a public review and comment period. Feedback is being solicited from sustainability rating schemes, supply chain members across all manufacturing segments, NGOs, and other stakeholders with interest in such a standard. The RMS will be the only standard that offers both a mechanism for assuring corporations’ recycled content claims and offers a certificate trading system that directly incentivizes value chain participants to invest in growing recycling capability and capacity.
Participants are asked to give feedback on the maiden material modules – the Plastics Module besides giving comments on the standard. This plastics module defines how the principles of the RMS apply specifically to the plastics recycling value chain.
For more information and on how to provide the most substantive feedback, visit the RMS website.