SCIP stands for Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products). The EU SCIP database is designed to house data on products that contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs).

This database of information was established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and has three main objectives:

  1. Decrease the generation of waste containing hazardous substances by supporting the substitution of substances of concern in articles placed on the EU market.

  2. Make information available to further improve waste treatment operations.

  3. Allow authorities to monitor the use of substances of concern in articles and initiate appropriate actions over the whole lifecycle of articles, including at their waste stage.

Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as of 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.

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