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A Platform for Sharing Product Circularity Data

Toxnot is offering a new way to track product ingredients and other circular design features.

page 1 of a product circularity data sheet

The PCDS not only discloses constituents but also notes their implications for reuse, deconstruction, and recycling.

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Can you reuse it? Can you take it apart and make something new? Can you safely recycle it? The Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) is designed to answer questions like these about building products.

First developed in Luxembourg, the PCDS not only lists product constituents, something like a health product declaration (HPD), but also contextualizes that information in a way that promotes “circularity,” the ability to recover materials such that a product has a new life after its first use. In addition to constituents, the PCDS includes information about:

  • Design for better use
  • Design for disassembly
  • Design for reuse

“A PCDS not only is a disclosure form—like an HPD—but takes that product data and details it for any downstream stakeholders on what they’d need to know for circular objectives,” explained Kelly Haugen, digital content marketing manager at Toxnot, which is now hosting PCDSs on its data platform. “For manufacturers, this is super exciting because it gives them a standardized data sheet with uniform metrics specifically for their circularity goals supported across platforms.”

According to a press release, using the PCDS now helps manufacturers prepare to meet ISO Standard 59040, which is currently in development to help further standardize circularity data for products.

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Published April 4, 2022

Melton, P. (2022, March 18). A Platform for Sharing Product Circularity Data. Retrieved from

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