Little Pro on 2019-09-17
The SCIP database is ECHA’s new database containing information on substances of concern in articles, as such or in complex objects (products). From 5 Jan 2021, suppliers of articles containing a substance of very high concern (SVHC) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% w/w on the EU market need to notify their products via the new database to ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive.
The purpose of the SCIP database is to provide waste operators with information about the hazardous substances in the waste they process so that material streams can potentially be “cleaned” before recycling and reused in the production of new articles to ensure a true and safe circular economy.
In addition, the increased transparency on the presence of hazardous substances will help consumers to make better informed choices when purchasing products and provide information on how to best use and dispose of such articles.
The following suppliers of articles need to submit notifications to the SCIP database:
ECHA has published detailed information requirements of the database in Sept 2019. Suppliers of articles need to provide:
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