The new European database for chemicals of concern: How useful is SCIP for waste management?

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Authors

  • Henning Friege
  • Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl
  • Beate Kummer
  • Jörg Wagner

The interface between chemicals and waste legislation is a major problem for the envisaged circular economy. To re-use or recycle more waste, information on its composition is needed. The EU Waste Framework Directive obliges producers to document the presence of substances of very high concern in a new database (SCIP), which went online in January 2021. We studied some products of varying complexity and with different pollutant problems from a number of industries. Our investigation indicates that the new database is of limited use for recycling companies. Further requirements focusing on the intended recycling of used products are discussed.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer100430
ZeitschriftSustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy
Jahrgang21
ISSN2352-5541
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PublikationsstatusErschienen - 06.2021

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