The industry can submit information on substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA's SCIP database. The aim is to make product recycling safer and improve information on hazardous chemicals in products.

The SCIP database was launched on 28 October 2020. Under the Waste Framework Directive, companies must submit their data as from 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste managers can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards. 

We need to know more about the hazardous chemicals in products so they can be recycled safely. This is key to a better circular economy and essential for the EU's Green Deal to work. Increased knowledge protects workers, citizens and the environment, helps consumers make safer choices and encourages industry to replace hazardous chemicals with safer ones. We call on industry to submit their data to us now and we stand ready to support them, said Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director of ECHA.

The database has been developed in close cooperation with stakeholders and a dedicated IT user group of more than 60 members. Based on feedback from the industry, the database includes mechanisms that simplify work for companies. For example, a function for submitting reports from system to system helps companies in an automated way. It also allows them to collaborate, so they can submit notifications by referring to data that has already been submitted.  

For support, companies can consult the material published on the ECHA website or contact the ECHA helpdesk.

Source: ECHA