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What you need to know about the new Digital Product Passport (DPP)

The new Digital Product Passport will enable businesses and consumers to make informed purchasing choices, in order to promote sustainability and circularity.

The aim of the DPP is to enable businesses and consumers to make informed and sustainable purchasing choices. Each product will carry a unique identifier that will enable access to the DPP. It will contain information related to the product, including but not limited to: the origin of the raw material, resource consumption, water usage and waste produced during manufacturing, transport emissions, packaging, repairability, disposal instructions, refurbishing and recycling etc.

In 2024, DDPs will gradually be introduced in key markets including electronics and ICT, batteries, vehicles, textiles, plastics, construction, and buildings. It will come into effect for these initial product categories in 2026 / 2027 and will be mandatory for many of these by 2030.