Afera joins in call to European Commission for review of WFD substances of concern in products (SCIP) database issues
SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the WFD. 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 E.U. market must submit information on these articles to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as from 5 January 2021. The SCIP database ensures that the information on articles containing Candidate List substances is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage. The information in the database is then made available to waste operators and consumers.
Afera is an active member of the Chemicals Articles Waste Cross Industry Platform (CAWCIP), a loose group of E.U. associations consisting of the chemical industry, article manufacturers and importers, as well as the waste sector, that aim to discuss openly all issues related to the Circular Economy and, in particular, the SCIP database.
On 21 September 2020, a CAWCIP coalition of 40 industry organisations including Afera wrote a letter to E.C. President Ursula von der Leyen calling for action to solve implementation issues within the WFD, specifically the SCIP database. The signatories asked the E.C. to take immediate action to postpone the SCIP notification deadline by at least 12 months after the finalisation of the database, to conduct a feasibility study on the database, and to adapt the database according to the outcome of the study.
Press release: Industry letter to President von der Leyen – “The notification deadline for the SCIP database must be postponed”