The SCIP database is the tool that will collect information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive.
The information is expected to make sorting waste easier and improve the quality of recycled materials. Whether a product is complex, such as a car built from thousands of articles made of different materials, or something simpler like an envelope, waste treatment operators need to know exactly which chemicals those products include when they enter the waste stage. Currently, it is very difficult to find that information and to guarantee that all hazardous waste is separated correctly.
So in the long run, the information can be used to ensure that hazardous substances that are no longer desirable in society are appropriately treated and kept out of any new products and the environment.
Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern on the REACH Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight on the EU market have to submit information on these articles to ECHA from 5 January 2021.
The prototype of the database is expected to be released later in February 2020 and the first full version will be launched in October 2020.
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Source: ECHA press release