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Digital product passports as enablers of digital circular economy: a framework based on technological perspective.

Voulgaridis, K., Lagkas, T., Angelopoulos, C. M., Boulogeorgos, A. A. A., Argyriou, V. and Sarigiannidis, P., 2024. Digital product passports as enablers of digital circular economy: a framework based on technological perspective. Telecommunication Systems, 85 (4), 699-715.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11235-024-01104-x


Taking into consideration the existing Industry 4.0 infrastructures and the rise of Industry 5.0 (I5.0), more and more solutions are being developed, aiming towards increased environmental consciousness through advanced technologies, and human centricity. However, there are ongoing requirements on data traceability, and access to the related actors, to ensure the establishment of sustainable solutions, within the context of a digital circular economy (DCE) environment. Digital product passports (DPPs) constitute such novel technological solution that can enable the transition toward DCE and sustainable I4.0 and I5.0, as digital identities that are assigned to physical products, capable of tracing their lifecycles through data such as their technical specifications, usage instructions, and repair and maintenance information. Although the respective research community has started providing a thorough analysis of DPPs potential to constitute a CE enabler, their technical requirements are still unclear. As part of our contribution to this issue, we propose a fundamental CE framework with integrated DPP characteristics, with the potential of being adapted in different sector stages for the generation and distribution of DPPs both for stakeholders and consumers. The corresponding solution is further supported through a systematic literature review that follows a technological approach to the DPPs implementation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital circular economy; Digital circular economy framework; Digital product passports
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:39744
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:25 Apr 2024 15:42
Last Modified:25 Apr 2024 15:42


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