The impact of LCA
We believe in transparency and scientific credibility.
In order to inform you, our customers & clients on the data we collect and the scientific backing of our claims, we’ve introduced the use of digital product passports and LCA’s on our website. A digital product passport or DPP is a digital twin of a certain item that contains information about the product. It is often used for collecting and analyzing data and providing the consumer and manufacturers with information, often related to recycling. We use DPP’s as an information hub, you scan a QR-code on your product with your phone, then you will be redirected to a webpage containing information about your product. It will show you information gathered from the LCA that was performed by TNO on CO2 emissions, water toxicity, land use, etc. You will also find a care-guide that explains how you should take care of your product so you can use it for as long as possible. The DPP also features of which materials your product was made and where they came from through a journey map.
We believe that third-party verification is essential in the path to credibility.
We want to make sure that what we claim is true. To this end, TNO has performed an LCA on our products. An LCA, or a life-cycle analysis, is a methodology for assessing the environmental impact of all the stages of a life-cycle of a certain product. It takes into account raw-material extraction, material processing, manufacturing, distribution, use, recycling and eventual disposal. We aim to skip the last part, through taking back the products we sell and recycling them into new products.
Through a combination of these two methods, we aim to 1. analyze data and 2. provide easy accessibility to that data.