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Green digital passport: Product traceability to create circular material loops

Start/End date: 
14 Sep 2021

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Country: 
EU
City: 
Brussels

The linear way of producing and consuming products is ruining fragile ecosystems and causing the loss of valuable natural resources. The circular economy brings more sustainable solutions where products are in use longer and materials are reused to manufacture new products.

To keep products and their materials in a closed loop and enable a circular economy, we need to understand what materials that are included in the product. Traceability of products and materials is complex, and to succeed in implementing product passports stakeholders need to come together to find a pathway forward.

GS1, TCO Development, EIT Circular Economy Community and ECESP invite you to the #EUCircularTalks on green digital passport. Using the case of IT products, our speakers will explain the basics for traceability of materials in products as well as the material flow and information loops that are connected to it.
Join the conversation to share your views on what is needed to put a product passport in place to support the circular material loop and what data elements should be included in the product passport.

Draft programme

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome and opening remarks by moderator

  • Andreas Nobell - TCO Development

10:05 - 10:30 Policy perspective

  • Dumitru Fornea - Delegate of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI), European Economic and Social Committee
  • Ignacio Calleja - EIT Community
  • Paulo Da Silva Lemos - Policy Officer - Sustainable Products and Plastics, DG Environment
  • Christian D'Cunha - Data, privacy and cybersecurity officer, DG CONNECT

10:30 - 10:35 Q&A

10:35 - 11:15 Case presentation

  • Martin Willers - CEO & co-founder, Transparent
  • Teresa Oberhauser - EU Project lead, Circularise
  • Francesca Poggiali - Chief Public Policy Officer Europe, GS1
  • Natalia Lopez - Social Sustainability manager, Dustin

11:15 - 11:25 Q&A session

11:25 - 11:30 Closing remarks

  • Anna Cavazzini - MEP