The SCIP is the European database set up to comply with the European Parliament Directive 2018/851 on Waste which contains information on those substances of very high concern, indicated with the acronym SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern), present in individual articles or in complex objects.
Directive 2018/851 provides that, starting from January 5, 2021, companies that supply articles containing SVHC in concentrations higher than 0.1% w / w must notify these articles to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The SCIP notification ensures that information on articles containing SVHC is available throughout the entire life cycle of products and materials, even in the waste disposal phase.
Furthermore, the database:
- aims to reduce the hazardous substances contained in waste;
- encourages the replacement of these substances with safer alternatives;
- contributes to improving the circular economy by helping waste managers to ensure that these substances are not present in recycled materials.
The information contained in the SCIP database is made available to the public, in particular to waste managers and consumers.
Who needs to submit a SCIP notification?
The SCIP notification concerns all complex articles / objects placed on the EU market containing a SVHC in a concentration greater than 0.1% w / w and must be submitted by:
- manufacturers and assemblers;
- distributor and other actors in the supply chain based in the EU.