IADS Exclusive - Product Passports: bringing transparency to retail
In December 2021, the European Union announced plans to use digital product passports to boost the circular economy and to gain a better view on the full lifecycle of various products, including textiles. The overall goal would be to prevent these items from ending up in landfills and to keep them in circulation, either as broken down raw materials to be reused or to be repurposed. Nowadays, it is expected that products should last longer, be repairable, and be recyclable. The major problem is that the information revolving around product components and recyclability is easily lost, but the EU believes that these digital product IDs can be the change that industries need to better promote circularity.
IADS provides its members with a weekly in-depth analysis on retail-oriented topics. This is an example of the themes the Association regularly addresses, and the topic of an article from the IADS members-only newsletter date 09 March 2022.