RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive

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2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive
Applicable to
European Economic Area
Northern Ireland

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Purpose
Harmonize EU rules to limit hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), protecting human health and the environment.
Scope
Covers all EEE, targeting reduction of hazardous substances to improve recycling and waste management.
Key requirements
EEE must comply with strict limits on specific hazardous substances (e.g., lead, mercury) for market placement.
Penalties
Member States enforce penalties for non-compliance, ensuring they are effective and dissuasive.
EXEMPTIONS
Allows for exemptions when substitution is impracticable or would lead to greater overall harm.
Guidance
The EU Commission and national authorities provide detailed compliance guidance and resources.