40 industry organisations call for urgent actions to postpone the legal obligations to the ECHA SCIP database
21 September 2020
Orgalim together with a coalition of 40 industry organisations has written 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:
Postpone the SCIP notification deadline of 5th January 2021 by at least 12 months after the database will be finalised;
Conduct a study on the usefulness, feasibility, proportionality and impact of the database, and;
Instruct the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to adapt the SCIP database according to the outcome of such study.
Read the full press release here.