With the aim to contribute to a Circular Economy, the revised EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) entered into force in July 2018, with the goal to improve waste management systems, efficiency of resource use and ensure that waste is valued as a resource.
As part of the implementation of the EU’s action plan for the circular economy adopted in 2015, the revised EU WFD gave ECHA the task to develop a database with the information on articles containing substances of Very High Concern ( SVHC) included on the candidate list. This being said, companies that produce, import or supply articles containing Candidate List substances have to submit information on these articles placed on the EU market to the SCIP database as from 5 January 2021.
Additionally, the revised EU WFD establishes certain criteria for when a waste ceases to be waste and can be used as a product( or secondary raw material). If these requirements are fulfilled, the waste material will no longer be considered as a waste but rather become a product ( substance, mixture or an object). Once it becomes a product, this latter has to comply with the applicable chemical, product regulations.
At REACHLaw we are committed to help companies to achieving a sustainable growth and to transitioning towards a circularity. Therefore, we are glad to help them to comply with the SCIP notification requirements and End of Waste criteria related obligations.