Product Circularity Data Sheet


The PCDS consists of a circular data template and a data exchange platform to communicate the circularity of products:

  1. Defines a common language to describe the circular characteristics of products
  2. Set up a cross-functional B2B system in the form of an information flow
  3. Contributes to the implementation of circular economic models
  4. Facilitates the collection of reliable data throughout the supply chain
  5. Enables considerable savings to be made by standardizing data processing
  6. Guarantees product transparency while preserving manufacturing secrets (Intellectual Property)
An innovative solution for the efficient exchange of data on the "circular" properties of products.

Example of a PCDS

General information

  • Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)
  • Global identification number (GLN)

Product composition

  • The product contains >75-95% post-consumer recycled content.
  • The product does not contain any substances of very high concern listed on the REACH substances list in concentrations of more than 0.1%.

Designed for ease of use

  • The product may be serviced and repaired by untrained personnel at the point of use.

Designed to be dismantled

  • The product is designed to be installed and dismantled using reversible connectors.

Designed for reuse

  • The product is designed to be reused as is or with a minimum of modifications.
  • The product is designed to be composted in an industrial facility.