ECHA checked whether substances obtained from waste meet the conditions for exempting substance registration under REACH. The obtained results showed that 26% of the substances did not meet the conditions in the scope of:
- the identity of the recovered substance with the original one, registered in REACH
- the availability of information on safe use
ECHA recommends waste operators to improve their knowledge of the legislation on recovered substances, and to gather information on how the substances will be used by their customers. In addition, national authorities should monitor the situation of recovered substances placed on the market and improve safety for people and the environment.
ECHA recommends including the topic of substance recovery from waste in the scope of the EU-wide enforcement project and the revision of the guide on waste and recovered substances.
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