40 industry organisations call for urgent actions to postpone the legal obligations to the ECHA SCIP database
Brussels, 21 September - ETRMA and a coalition of 39 industry organisations wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues
within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.
The signatories representing a very significant part of the European Economy request urgent resolution of implementation issues in a database designed to support the circular economy as expressed in the
European Green Deal. This “SCIP” database is required by Article 9.1 of the updated Waste Framework Directive.
The signatories of this letter ask President von der Leyen to take immediate action to:
1. Postpone the SCIP notification deadline of 5th January 2021 by at least 12 months after the database will be finalised;
2. Conduct a study on the usefulness, feasibility, proportionality and impact of the database, and;
3. Instruct the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to adapt the SCIP database according to the outcome of such study.
Find the full press release at this link.