WFD - Waste Framework Directive
Articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List at a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) placed on the EU market notified according to Article 9(1)(i) of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC
SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC).
- - aims to ensure that the information about substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List is available throughout the whole life cycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage;
- - encourages substitution of these hazardous substances by safer alternatives in the production of articles; and
- - contributes to a better circular economy by helping waste operators ensure that such hazardous substances are not present in recycled materials.
Here you can find
- - articles containing a substance of very high concern (SVHC) included in the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) or
- - complex objects (products) incorporating such articles placed on the EU market.
- SCIP webpage
- Understanding the Waste Framework Directive
- SCIP submission support
- How to determine what will be published
- How to search information in SCIP database (video)
- Q&A on Waste Framework Directive - SCIP database
- Candidate List
- Use your right to ask
- REACH Candidate List substances in articles
Welcome to the SCIP Database. Here you will find public details from all SCIP notifications for articles sent to ECHA. Notifications are presented firstly as rows in the results table, under the tab "Articles Notified" – one row per article notified. For each row there is also an 'eye' icon leading to fuller details.
SCIP notifications can cover discrete articles (a screw or cog) or complex objects (a car). Notified complex objects can contain information on other complex objects (e.g. an engine, a gearbox) and articles that can be connected in a hierarchy e.g. car > power train > engine > cog.
The articles notified in the SCIP Database are those which:
- contain a substance of very high concern (SVHC) included in the Candidate List (whether in themselves or in a component article);
- at a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w); and
- were on the EU market after 1 Jan 2021.
How to search
The search for articles is divided into logically separated blocks of related search filters. Note that the search works so that if you provide filters in different blocks, then the results returned must match the filters in block 1 AND those in block 2 etc.
Searches will be conducted on the data included in SCIP notifications – i.e. on the articles, complex objects (products) and their components that are placed on the EU market. More information about the information reported on SCIP is available at https://echa.europa.eu/scip-support.
The term 'top level entity' is used to refer to the immediate subject of a SCIP notification – the article as such or the complex object placed on the market – to distinguish them from articles and complex objects which are not themselves notified but are only included as part of the hierarchy inserted in a notification.
Note that the article identity and article category search functionalities provide results based only on the identifiers and categories of the top level entity.
The search filters available are:
Search by article name or other names, or numeric and alphanumeric identifiers, assigned by the supplier that may appear, for example, on the article or complex object (product) label or in catalogues.
Search based on the article or complex object’s function or use, i.e. a commonly understandable name or description from a harmonised list based on the integrated Tariff of the European Union – TARIC – list. The TARIC list incorporates the Combined Nomenclature (CN) codes and descriptions as set out in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 and the specific TARIC sub-headings). More information about the article category at Q&A 1667.
Search based on the material the article is made of (article matrix) where the Candidate List substance is present. The list of material categories is established by ECHA and is available at https://echa.europa.eu/scip-support.
Search based on the mixture category, which refers to the solid material incorporated in articles as a result of using a mixture (e.g. adhesive, solder, coating material). The mixture category identifies a mixture containing the Candidate List substance incorporated in a further processing step (e.g. coating) of the article or incorporated when joining or assembling two or more articles in a complex object (e.g. adhesive, solder).
The mixture category may also be used for objects that are regarded as articles containing an integral substance or mixture (e.g. to refer to the liquid containing a Candidate List substance in a thermometer; to refer to the electrolyte containing a Candidate List substance in a battery).
The mixture category is a pre-defined list - the European product categorisation system (EuPCS).
Candidate List substance in the article
Search based on the on the substances in the Candidate List (name, EC number, CAS number) present in the articles. Articles notified to the SCIP Database contain one or more Candidate List substance (in a concentration above 0.1 % w/w). The search is conducted by Candidate List substances entries, including for entries concerning a group of substances. The search results include notified articles containing the selected Candidate List substance direct entries and, if applicable, articles containing substances belonging to a group entry (group members). You may also choose to search for Candidate List substances that are no longer present in the latest submitted data on artic