Digital Product Passports: The Future of Sustainable Production and Consumer Choice

In a recent interview given and published in the 4th newsletter of the Alumini, Aluminium and Architecture, Alice Corovessi, Managing Director of INZEB, discussed the growing importance of Digital Product Passports in the move towards a more sustainable future. These passports are a tool designed to increase transparency in the production process, by providing information on raw material extraction, production, and recycling, among other factors.

The main aim of Digital Product Passports is to promote sustainable production, while also encouraging the adoption of circular business models. Additionally, they can help consumers make informed choices about the sustainability of the products they purchase. Finally, they also facilitate the verification of legal obligations for companies to comply with standards and certifications.

According to what Mrs. Corovessi stated during the interview, Digital Product Passports can contribute significantly to circular economy models. By providing information on product composition, additives, and substances of concern, they can support the appropriate and environmentally friendly disposal of unavoidable product residues. They can also assist in the recycling and recovery of materials and the identification of re-usable parts, enabling remanufacturing and prolonging the life of products.

Consumer preferences have shifted in recent years, with a growing demand for transparency in the manufacturing process and the use of sustainable materials. Digital Product Passports can help companies meet this growing demand by providing a means for consumers to access information on the sustainability of their products.

The EU plans to introduce legislation mandating the use of Digital Product Passports by 2026 in the clothing, batteries, and consumer electronics sectors, with other industries soon to follow.

In conclusion, Digital Product Passports are the future of sustainable production and consumer choice. By providing transparency and accountability in the production process, they can help consumers make informed choices and support the move towards a more circular economy. With companies already preparing for this new era, the adoption of Digital Product Passports is set to become an essential tool for those committed to sustainability and environmental viability.

Read all about it in this very interesting interview, here.
The interview is available in Greek language.

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