This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of absorbent hygiene products, and the declaration of this performance by an EPD.
Absorbent Hygiene Products are a subset of products from UN CPC/division 32/subclass 32193: toilet paper, handkerchiefs, towels, serviettes, napkins for babies, tampons, and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles, and articles of apparel, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres. The product category of absorbent hygiene products consists of female sanitary protection, baby diapers and adult incontinence products with subgroups as defined in the PCR, Table 1.
Note that in this PCR, the following products are excluded: Toilet paper, handkerchiefs, towels, serviettes, and articles of apparel, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.
Any comments to this PCR document may be given on the PCR Forum or directly to the PCR moderator during the period of validity.
This PCR replaced PCR 2007:06 Absorbent hygiene products.
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