What is Digital Product Passport?
In 2020, the European Commission introduced the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). It serves as one of the fundamental pillars of the European Green Deal regarding sustainable growth. The objective of CEAP is to improve the sustainability, circularity, and energy efficiency of products, including Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), throughout their life cycles from production to end-of-life disposal. This includes all the practices for materials sourcing, manufacturing, and supply chain. Nevertheless, a significant obstacle to circular economy strategies can be a lack of knowledge about a product regarding its composition, manufacturing processes, or life cycle.
On 30th March 2022, the European Commission presented Digital Product Passport (DPP) as part of the proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR). The DDP is a “product-specific data set” that establishes product disclosure requirements. Consequently, it improves product traceability and makes all the relevant data about a particular product available to all stakeholders, including consumers and producers.