Now it is possible to consult the new European SCIP Database of Substances of Very High Concern included in the so-called Candidate List (SVHC-CL) contained in products.
In the last months, articles suppliers containing SVHC included in Candidate List above 0.1% w/w (calculated on each sub-component), have submitted information according to article 33 of REACH Regulation on the SCIP Database.
Today everybody, from industrial users to consumers, will be able to find information about articles, getting a greater awareness regarding their purchasing choices and the best way to use the products. On the other hand, waste operators will use the published data to improve recovery and recycling processes.
As ECHA’s Executive Director, Bjorn Hansen says, the possibility to track articles containing SVHC-CL until they waste stage, is a big step towards European Circular Economy.
On 14 September 2021, around 6 million of notifications have been submitted to SCIP Database. The most common substances of very high concern that have been notified are:
- Lead (CAS 7439-92-1): in alloys and articles as ball bearings, batteries;
- lead monoxide (CAS: 1317-36-8): e.g. in lamps and vehicle parts;
- lead titanium trioxide (CAS: 12060-00-3): e.g. in electric cookers;
- silicid acid, lead salt (CAS: 11120-22-2): e.g. in lead crystalware, vehicle coatings;
- Dechlorane PlusTM (CAS: -): e.g. in paints, glues.
All the article suppliers (included importers and distributors), containing SVHC-CL above 0.1% w/w, have to notify their products on ECHA SCIP Database. They also have to keep constantly up to date the information required and to monitor the legislative updates.
Thus, remember that Candidate List is updated twice a year and that European Commission is constantly evaluating the inclusion of new substances in Candidate List, which would have a huge impact on many articles and industrial sector.
The obligation came into force on 5 January 2021 and is based on the EU Waste Framework Directive as revised by Dir. (UE) 2018/851 and transposed in Italy with D.Lgs. 116/2020.