As the leading provider of global open standards, we are transforming the way people work and live by enabling the seamless sharing of trusted data. GS1 standards offer a common language to identify, capture and share supply chain data, while ensuring important information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.
In the context of deposit return schemes (DRS), our standards offer organisations and businesses a consistent way to identify, label and categorise product and packaging attributes to ensure information can be exchanged in a manner that reduces variation and harmonises the exchange of product data – including across borders.
That is why we believe that building GS1 standards into the DRS process will ensure longevity – as the processes evolve and become digitally enabled – and provide efficiencies between various parts of the recycling supply chain.
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