New EU Chemicals Database on Candidate List Substances in Articles by 2021


Reading time ( words)

As part of the European Union’s “circular economy” policy, EU officials want to expand the secondary raw materials market. The potential presence of chemicals of concern in recycled materials is seen as a potential barrier to the development of this market. Therefore, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is working to establish a new database on the presence of hazardous chemicals in articles by the end of 2019 to inform both waste treatment operators and consumers. The database will comprise information submitted by companies producing, importing or selling articles that contain Candidate List substances, meaning Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Companies will need to submit this information by the end of 2020.

The legal basis for this database is the recently revised EU waste framework directive, which entered into force last July. It is part of the EU’s waste legislation package, aimed at contributing to the EU’s move towards a circular economy by improving the risk management of chemicals during waste recovery while promoting non-toxic material cycles. At the same time, this database will increase the pressure on industry to substitute substances of concern.

IPC’s Senior Director of Europe, Nicolas Robin, and the IPC 2-18b Committee are working closely with ECHA and the European Commission to convey IPC members’ concerns and ensure that new requirements do not create inappropriate reporting burdens for companies. The committee has provided a comprehensive response to ECHA’s recent public consultation on the topic. In addition, IPC is looking at how the widely-used standard, IPC-1752A, might be able to meet all of ECHA’s requirements for reporting into the new candidate list database, facilitating the uptake of existing declarations data, and making it easier to use the database.

Share


Suggested Items

Seeing Clearly: XR Headsets and Flex’s Reference Design at AWE

06/26/2018 | Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
At this year’s CES, they announced the launch of an extended reality (XR) reference design for the next generation of XR headsets. As the “sketch-to-scale” solutions provider, as they describe themselves, that designs and builds “intelligent products for a connected world,” they have now introduced an augmented reality (AR or, as we now call it, XR) reference design to reduce time to market for companies wishing to make and market XR devices.

RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Nordson SELECT's Acquisition Update

04/24/2018 | Real Time with...IPC
Carlos E. Bouras, general manager of Nordson SELECT, discusses the acquisition of ACE Production Technologies and InterSelect GmbH one year later, along with the synergies between the two companies, and how they have strengthened Nordson SELECT's capabilities.

Surprising European EMS Market Numbers

10/27/2017 | Dieter G. Weiss, Weiss Engineering
If you think market analysis is always correct and predict the future exactly, you are mistaken. The latest annual reports from EMS companies with manufacturing sites in Europe have changed the picture on the European EMS industry quite a bit and caught us by surprise. Yes, you read that correctly: SURPRISE.



Copyright © 2018 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.