On 4 March, amfori co-signed a letter along with 16 other industry associations, which was sent to the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), asking to be involved in the development of the new database on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
The aim of the letter is to request the opportunity for business associations to be involved in the development of the database. The concerned associations also urge ECHA to focus on the outcome of the “feasibility study on the use of comprehensive tools to manage information flows from product supply chain to waste”.
ECHA was tasked with establishing this new database by 5 January 2020, according to the amendment of the article 9 of the Waste Framework Directive in order to support objectives of Circular Economy. It will share information submitted by companies producing, importing or supplying articles that contain SVHCs with waste treatment operators and consumers.
The letter follows a position paper, calling for effective circular economy solutions tailored to the specific circumstances of different industries and sectors.