It is not difficult to understand why palm oil has grown in importance over the past centuries. Palm can be harvested year-round. Its yield per hectare is twice that of soy, rapeseed and sunflower combined. It is also the most multitalented of vegetable oils: it is used in various consumer retail food products (from pizza to candy bars), cosmetics and personal care products (from lipstick to shampoo), biofuel and pharmaceuticals, among many others.
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 and ECESP invite you to the #EUCircularTalks on green digital passport. Using the case of a smartphone, 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.
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