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Industry can now submit information on substances of very high concern (SVHC) in their articles to ECHA’s SCIP database.

The aim is to make the recycling of products safer and improve information about dangerous chemicals in products. SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern in articles as such or complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

The database ensures that the information on articles containing SVHCs on ECHA’s Candidate List is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, including the waste stage. The information in the database is made available to waste operators and consumers.

Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, starting on Jan. 5, 2021.

What information needs to be communicated to ECHA?

Suppliers of articles need to submit the following information to ECHA:

  • Information that allows the identification of the article
  • The name, concentration range and location of the Candidate List substance(s) present in that article
  • Other information to allow the safe use of the article, notably information to ensure proper management of the article once it becomes waste

A detailed list of all information requirements is given in documents published on the ECHA website.

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