rohs law Articles

  • Legal Lookout: RoHS, WEEE and Related EU Directives

    Product stewardship is becoming increasingly important as international regulatory requirements involving product lifecycles become more prevalent. In Europe, several directives are likely to influence global product stewardship. Background Environmental regulation traditionally has focused on regulating manufacturing facilities by limiting or preventing environmental releases and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Jersey, the newest EU member state?: Adoption of the EU RoHS Directive

    Perhaps it came as no huge surprise when California adopted the EU's RoHS Directive in 2003 applicable to video display devices because California is typically on the leading edge of adopting innovative environmental requirements. But now that the past year has seen California expanding the list products subject to RoHS restrictions and New Jersey incorporating the EU RoHS Directive into its ...

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What Are Full Material Disclosures? [VIDEO]

    Successful companies are always looking for ways to streamline their business, find efficiencies and lower costs. Within materials compliance departments, the best way for companies to achieve this is through the collection of full material disclosures (FMDs) from their supply chain. Instead of requesting material declarations for specific substances, full material disclosures allow companies ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACHing Asia: Recent trends in chemical regulations of China, Japan and Korea

    Will EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) influence and change the chemical regulatory systems of Asia, as EU RoHS has done in China, Japan and Korea? The answer is YES. China, Japan and Korea are (or will be) filling the regulatory gap they see between REACH and their chemical regulatory systems. With its advanced chemical regulatory system ...

  • E-cycling in Europe - Buried under a mountain

    The EU Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the RoHS directive relating to the banning of harmful substances are currently being transposed into national law by the EU’s 25 member states. This process has created a bureaucratic nightmare which is not only damaging the recycling sector but also burying the electronics industry under a mountain of costs. The high ...


    By Recycling International

  • EEE country profiles: Understanding how electric and electronic products are regulated in specifc countries

    Product regulations affecting EEE products are proliferating all over the world.  Enhesa’s EEE Country Profiles provide a concise, comprehensive and analytical description of regulations related to EEE throughout the lifecycle of a product from product design to marketing to end  of life. The following  re examples from the recently updated EU EEE Country Profile and ...

  • Do not make the waste energy saving lamps into a scourge

    As early as August 1, 2008, the national list of hazardous waste had been the recovery of the energy saving lamps included. However, for waste energy saving lamps may harm caused to the environment and human health, the public did not know. Until now, energy saving lamp recycling policy is still blank. How future waste disposal? Than ordinary incandescent lamp,  ...

  • 3E Company Gives Cabot Microelectronics Corporation the Power to Comply with Global Regulations

    Background Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) is a supplier of sophisticated polishing compounds and polishing pads used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductors and rigid disks--critical components that drive today‘s electronic systems from desktop and laptop computers, cellular phones and electronic games, to personal data assistants, telecommunication ...


    By 3E Company

  • Asia’s Regulatory Outlook for 2012 – A review of Enhesa’s Webinar

    The phenomenal recent growth in Asia has been accompanied by an equally phenomenal growth in EHS policy activity. In November 2011, Enhesa’s most recent webinar focused on Asia’s Regulatory Outlook for 2012. Between the two sessions, Enhesa hit a new attendance record of over 600 registrations for the event. About a third of webinar participants tuned in from the Asia region, which ...

  • The automotive sector`s information challenge

    Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations, and NGO watch groups as much as the automotive industry. The entire supply chain for the automotive industry is being affected by legislation from the EU end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) Directive that addresses the recycling, reuse and recovery of ...


    By 3E Company

  • New Advances in Global SDS Management

    Before rolling out any management system, communicate your plans with all stakeholders, detailing the benefits and how it will affect their work tasks. Managing global environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) management can be an intricate tightrope walk with many challenges lurking to disrupt its delicate balance. Potential obstacles include evaluating differing global strategies, ...


    By 3E Company

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

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