Digital Product Passport Solution Prototype

Digital product passport solution prototype using blockchain technology

LyondellBasell has developed a prototype project for a Digital Product Passport (DPP) in collaboration with software provider Circularise and value chain collaborators Neste, QCP, Uponor and Samsonite. This LyondellBasell prototype uses Circularise’s traceability software to create an unique digital record or “digital twin” of a product, capable of detailing its environmental impact and recording changes in its physical lifecycle. With these features, digital product passports will help to enable circular economy processes by making it easier to gather and share product data while facilitating tracking along the value chain.

What is a Digital Product Passport?

This Digital Product Passport  technology has the capability of delivering precise information about a product and provides insights into the product’s components and environmental impact as it moves through the value chain. It therefore also offers the possibility to better understand what can be done in the next part of the product life journey. In the future, the DPP will also give valuable information about greenhouse gasses. This can support everyone in the value chain in meeting their scope 3 emission goals.

Digital product passports contain information associated with products to effectively track materials and their environmental impact. This aids companies to provide data-based sustainability information, and helps them to move towards more data driven circular innovation strategies.


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The information in the DPP can be accessible through a unique digital ID which will always stay with the product. When entering a new stage in the production or recycling process the DPP is updated, providing traceability for circular business models. This is in line with the European Commission’s plans to require digital product passports in the near future, which would contain information about the composition of goods on the European market to help boost their chances of being reused and recycled and help consumers make more informed purchasing decisions.

Please click below to see some examples of what a digital product passport can look like.

LyondellBasell

Polymer Bag - Quality Circular Polymers

Samsonite

Magnum Eco Spinner

Neste

Neste RE

Uponor

PE100 Blue