It may seem clear that a recycled product should be as safe as a virgin product. However, in practice it is often difficult to fully exclude the presence of hazardous substances in the recycled product due to the mixed waste streams that serve as raw material.
The SCIP database
The new SCIP database contains information on Substances of Concern in articles, as such, or In complex objects (Products). The aim is to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals and transition towards a safer circular economy. This way it is ensured that the information is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage.
Who needs to submit information
A Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) needs to be present in an article in a concentration above 0.1% to trigger the submission requirement.
The following suppliers of articles will need to submit information to the SCIP database:
- EU producers and assemblers;
- EU importers; and
- EU distributors of articles and other actors who place articles on the market.
Retailers and other actors supplying articles directly to consumers do not need to submit information to ECHA.
Producers and distributors of articles produced outside of the EU do not have direct obligations under the Waste Framework Directive. However, they should support their EU customers (importers) by providing them with the necessary information on SVHCs in articles.
Fulfill the notification obligations
To fulfill the notification obligations under REACH and the SCIP we can support you in the following steps:
- Assess your products
- Implement a system for identifying and tracking SVHC substances in your articles
- Collect information (e.g. REACH certificates) from your suppliers
- Assess if the concentration of SVHC reaches the 0.1 % threshold
- Create a SCIP notification dossier (an IUCLID template will be available for this)
- Submit your notification dossier.
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