About us

Your Trusted Partner for Sustainable Plastic Solutions

What makes us unique?

Customer Centric

At GCR, we thrive on close collaboration with our customers and brand owners. There is undeniable power in doing business together, since we progress and succeed collectively.

Quality Obsession

Quality is not an option but a principle! Our unwavering dedication to maintaining high-quality standards, combined with state-of-the-art technology and exceptional expertise, is one of the cornerstones of our pride.

Material Science

With over 20 years of experience, we have built a strong foundation, which has allowed us to provide customised and specialised high-performance solutions in specific markets. Our company’s adaptability and agility make us unique in delivering exceptional outcomes.

Innovation Hub

We have set up a dedicated space for innovation and co-creation with our clients, leveraging technology, expert insights, and a user-centric approach. Our pursuit of excellence drives us to accelerate sustainable innovation, rapidly introducing sustainable solutions to the market.

GCR replaced the use of virgin plastic in customers products, contributing to a total reduction of 270,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2023

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Employing our patented low-energy technology and renewable energy sources and prioritizing suppliers adhering to our ‘5km policy’ and rigorously measuring impact from raw material source to our plants.

Prioritizing bulk purchases of raw materials to minimize over-packaging. Optimizing and re-engineering packaging for increased sustainability. Maintaining a balanced consumption of petrochemical compounds.

Conducting ‘cradle to gate’ Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in accordance with ISO 14040 standards. Calculating our Carbon Footprint following PAS 2050 guidelines, a key environmental impact parameter

A global benchmark

Get to know us
Founded in
La Bisbal del Penedés.
Tarragona, Spain
Production capacity
+500,000 mT/y
24 nationalities
International presence:
+100 countries
Europe, Asia, America & Africa
Production facilities
4 production plants
La Bisbal del Penedès, Barberà del Vallès, Castellet i La Gornal

Organizational Culture

At GCR, our organizational culture is driven by an enterprising, customer-centric spirit, fostering close collaboration within our team and with all stakeholders. Together, we strive to create innovative solutions and make a positive impact.

Int Vision

To be the global benchmark partner of competitive sustainable materials, delivering excellence through technology, innovation, quality and human development

Int Mission

To reimagine materials, processes, and services to deliver the best sustainable plastic solutions and value creation to our customers.

Int Purpose

To shape a better world, transforming the plastics industry to improve people’s lives and contribute to environmental stewardship




Our values guide our decisions, promote respect for people and the environment while fulfilling our responsibilities and obligations



We are continually seeking new ideas and solutions to help us develop, improve and address new daily challenges



We are nonconformists, act with courage, and meet our commitments to advance and support our clients’ success.



Teamwork and synergies with our customers and suppliers are essential to create shared value.

Our History

GCR was founded in 2001 with a vision to establish a sustainable organization dedicated to recovering plastic materials from circulation and transforming them back into valuable raw materials. This unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship has been the cornerstone of GCR’s journey since its inception

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