CIRCULAR PRODUCT DATA PROTOCOL
The global data protocol for digital identification
EON aligns to the Circular Product Data Protocol, the common language for digital identification of apparel products.
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The global standard for identification and management of products
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Developed by EON in partnership with industry leaders & experts
Future-proof your products for a circular lifecycle
The Circular Product Data Protocol is the global identification system for apparel products in the circular economy, enabling resellers and recyclers to access, identify and share essential product and material information.
The Protocol ensures essential product and material data is communicated in a consistent way across the industry – a critical step towards fashion's transition to a circular future.
Objectives of the Circular Product Data Protocol:
REDUCE RESOURCE CONSUMPTION
The Protocol helps to scale the reuse and recovery of products and materials already in circulation.
The Protocol requires that every product have a unique digital profile, enabling item-level transparency not just from production to point-of-sale, but also through use, reuse, and recycling.
UNLOCK RESALE, RECYCLING AND REGENERATION
The Protocol helps to maximize the economic value of products in the secondary market by giving resellers and recyclers access to essential product information (e.g. brand, authenticity, description, sizing, materials).
ENABLE MEASUREMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY
The Protocol unlocks transparency essential to measuring and analyzing product movement throughout all segments of the circular economy.
Primary functions of the Protocol
There are two primary functions that the Protocol supports: the identification of products and identification of materials.
Identification of Products
The Protocol enables the continued identification and monetization of products through circular business models such as rental and resale, and the management of products through channels for continued use and circulation, such as care and repair. The Protocol lists all information needed to enable commercial identification of a product and facilitate the ongoing management, circulation, and monetization of the asset.
Identification of Materials
The Protocol enables the identification of materials for regeneration, including disassembly and recycling. The Protocol lists all information needed for the identification of the materials of the product in order to facilitate management of the asset’s material components. This information is considered essential for the regeneration of the materials and supports processes such as disassembly and mechanical and chemical recycling.