Waste directive - SCIP

Producers, importers and distributors of articles have to report the presence of substances of very high concern in their articles to the SCIP database at the European Chemicals Agency, Echa, as from 5 January 2021. Retailers supplying articles directly and exclusively to consumers are not covered by the obligation. In Sweden, the Swedish Chemicals Agency is responsible for this provision. The other provisions in the Waste Directive belong to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's area of responsibility.

Amendments and corrections

Directive (EU) 2018/851 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (pdf, 915 kB) External link.

The amending directive introduces, among other things, the requirement to ensure that suppliers of articles as from 5 January 2021 must report the prescence of substances of very high concern in their articles to Echa's SCP database. The amendment is also included in the consolidated directive text from 5 July 2018.

Go to basic directive, all versions and amendments to the Waste Directive 2008/98/EC in EUR-Lex External link.

Last published 10 July 2024