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EU Broadens Database Requirements for Products Containing Toxics

Sept. 9, 2019, 4:22 PM

Thousands of companies will have to file information with the European Chemicals Agency on the products they make or sell in the European Union if those products contain hazardous substances.

The Helsinki-based agency Sept. 9 published details of the information companies will have to provide to the database of substances of concern in products, known as SCIP.

The database is required under a 2018 update to the EU’s Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) and is intended to make easier the breakdown and recycling of end-of-life products by flagging their hazardous chemical contents.

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