On October 19, amfori co-signed a cross industry position paper on the European Waste Framework Directive database, calling on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to pursue an approach that enables flexible and effective circular economy solutions tailored to the specific circumstances of different industries and sectors.
The paper is supported by major industry associations, including the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), the European Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security industries (ASD), European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME) among others.
ECHA has been tasked with establishing a new database on the presence of Candidate List substances in articles, according to the amendment of article 9 of the Waste Framework Directive. The database will contain information submitted by companies producing, importing or supplying articles that contain Candidate List substances, that is substances of very high concern. Its primary users will be waste treatment operators and consumers.