The revised Waste Framework Directive (WFD) requires the establishment of a database for information on substances of concern in articles as such or in complex objects (products) (SCIP). The goal of this database is to improve the transparency on hazardous substances in articles for waste operators, authorities and consumers.
Starting from 5 January 2021, the obligation to submit notifications to the SCIP database applies to all companies placing articles on the EU market that are subject to the information obligations of Article 33(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. EC 1907/2006 is the European Chemicals legislation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) which entered into force in 2007 with the aim to improve the protection of human health and the environment. Another important regulation dealing with hazardous substances is the RoHS Directive for electrical and electronical equipment, established in 2003.
Preview: Comparing WFD, REACH, EU-RoHS
In our upcoming Product and Poison Centre Notifications Conference, we will have a presentation dedicated to the relationship between these three regulations. In particular, the following questions will be answered:
- How are the legal frameworks connected in terms of their background and underlying concepts? What overlaps and differences are there?
- What implications do the conceptual and procedural differences have for affected companies? What individual challenges do the respective obligations entail for companies?
- How do the requirements for companies differ regarding content and format of the compliance data? Who are the addressees of this information?
What steps can companies take to be best prepared for the new challenge while managing their compliance activities as efficiently as possible? Find out at our upcoming conference! Save your spot by registering here: Product and Poison Centre Notifications Virtual Conference 2020 supported by VCI