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Product passport as an enabler for circular flows of furniture

New legislation now exists which aims to make sustainable products the norm in the EU's internal market. As part of Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), digital product passports are also introduced. In the project Product passport as an enabler for circular furniture flows, the furniture industry collaborated to investigate this.

The project Product passport as an enabler for circular flows of furniture has aimed to prepare the Swedish furniture industry for digital product passes, which is part of the ESPR. Within the ESPR, specific product categories will be handled within so-called delegated acts, and furniture is one product category listed to have a delegated act.

The idea within the project was to together in the value chain for furniture further develop the product passport concept into a driving force to promote increased innovation, circularity and competitiveness throughout the value chain. In a traceability system, similar to that required by a product passport, where information accompanies products, a variety of actors, suppliers as well as customers and recyclers, can contribute to the product's many and long lives.

The project and its results are summarized in a final report that you can find here. For those interested, the report also contains links to prototypes and other bonus material.

The project was led by Chalmers Industriteknik, RISE and Antrop and brought together 15 partners from the entire business ecosystem for circular furniture flows; from producers, retailers, recyclers and decorators, to customers, industry and standardization organizations and technology companies.

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9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
17. Partnerships for the goals
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