ECHA announced on February 2, 2022, that the SCIP database has seven million searchable article notifications received from nearly 7,000 companies across the EU. The database is searchable by article name, brand, product category, type of material, chemical name, or SCIP number. According to ECHA, the information “helps consumers to make more informed and sustainable purchasing choices,” and waste operators can use the data to improve their current re-use and recycling practices. The data also increase knowledge about SVHCs in supply chains and can help drive their phase out. In 2022, ECHA intends to continue improving how information is displayed in the database, making the system more stable, and helping stakeholders through support materials, the ECHA Helpdesk, and events.