In September of this year, the ECHA will release initial information from the SCIP database for consumers, recycling companies, and other interested parties. The ECHA chose this date after it missed the planned start at the end of February because of technical problems. That information is found in the current CARACAL paper from meeting at the end of June 2021.
According to Article 9, Paragraph 1, Letter i of the EU Waste Directive, manufacturers and importers have been obligated – since the beginning of this year – to notify the ECHA of the presence in their products of substances of very high concern (SVHC) exceeding a concentration of 0.1% by weight.
So far, about 4,700 companies have entered around 9 million notifications into the database. Two-thirds of them were entered between December 2020 and January 2021. The ECHA estimates that many companies are unaware of the requirements and calls upon national agencies to remind companies of their obligations.
The chemicals most often entered into the SCIP database include:
- Lead monoxide
- Diboron trioxide
- Lead titanium trioxide
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