The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has built a database for storing safe-use information for substances of very high concern (SVHCs) present in articles placed on the market in the EU.
It is referred to as the Substances of Concern in Articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database.
This database went live on January 5th, 2021.
There are three goals for the database:
Decrease waste containing hazardous substances by supporting substitutions of SVHCs in articles entering the EU market;
Increase transparency into product composition to improve waste treatment operations;
Allow for the monitoring of SVHC use in articles so appropriate actions may be taken at any stage of an article’s lifespan, including the waste stage.
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