Best-Practice Guidance for the European Space sector to comply with SCIP notification from 2021


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ASD-EUROSPACE herewith wishes to share to all interested entities a Best-Practice Guidance to facilitate legal compliance specifically for Space Products with the new ‘SCIP’ (i.e. Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects – Products) notification requirement introduced in the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD).

This Guidance, available here, is primarily addressed to EU suppliers of equipment (i.e. Space Products) designed to be sent into space and related means of transport (launch vehicles and spacecraft, such as satellites for telecommunication, navigation or space exploration) which do not result in “waste” on the EU territory. Such Space Products should be outside the scope of the revised WFD and its Article 9 on SCIP, as they do not form part of the Circular Economy as the underlying revision objective (see Space Industry Position on WFD Article 9 available here). However, an explicit exemption for Space Products in the Directive and its Article 9(1)(i) was omitted.

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