2011/65/EU News

  • New EU RoHS project to review restricted substance list and exemptions

    On 9 February 2018, the Oeko-Institut announced the launch of a "Study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2." This study is categorized as RoHS Pack 15, and includes the assessment of seven substances for possible addition to Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Ahlstrom interim report January-June 2011: Solid strategy execution continued

    Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 10.8.2011 at 09.45 Continuing operations April-June 2011 compared with April-June 2010: ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Most car manufacturers on track to meet 2012 CO2 targets

    In 2011, average CO2 vehicle emissions for most carmakers were below target levels estimated for 2012. This was the situation for 47 carmakers, responsible for 95% of the new cars registered in the EU in 2011, according to the latest European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis. The findings come from the EEA report, ...

  • Eurasian economic union enforces restrictions of use of hazardous substances in electronics

    On 1 March 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union enforced the Eurasian Economic Union Technical Regulation on Restrictions on use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronics products (037/2016). The Regulation is aligned with the EU RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Air quality in Europe: pollution levels have dropped, but health concerns remain

    Some progress has been made towards improving air quality in Europe with levels of sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and benzene all falling substantially in recent years, a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) concludes. However, threats to human health and ecosystems remain, and urban citizens’ exposure to high levels of particulate matter (PM) and ozone are a particular ...

  • JRC-IRMM releases CRMs for trace elements in plastics

    JRC-IRMM released two new certified reference materials to be used by laboratories world-wide to ensure the quality of their tests of plastics for the presence of toxic trace elements. Such testing is required to implement EU legislation which limits certain toxic elements in electric and electronic equipment (Directive 2011/65/EU, "RoHS 2"), packaging material (Directive 94/62/EC) and old ...

  • Turn to climate action for a job-rich economic recovery, Europeans say

    Four out of five people in the European Union recognise that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and employment, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change published today. This is slightly higher than in the last poll, in 2011, when 78% agreed. Several member states which suffered most in the economic and financial crisis are ...


    By European Commission

  • Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is important to them

    Three years on from the most recent similar Eurobarometer survey, it is clear that, despite the economic crisis, Europeans’ concern about the environment has not diminished. In an overwhelming consensus, 95 % of the 28.000 interviewed citizens said that protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik ...

  • USA orchestrating major push to stop aviation emissions trading

    A leading American airline is thought to be behind an intensive push by the USA and other governments to prevent international aviation entering the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in January. Earlier this month, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) approved a non-binding resolution calling on the EU to rethink emissions trading for flights involving non-EU airlines, ...

  • June 2010 Budget - key announcements for energy and climate change

    1. The Budget sets out a comprehensive and credible plan to deal with the nation"s debts and significantly accelerate the reduction in the budget deficit over the course of this Parliament. Deficit reduction and ensuring economic recovery are the most urgent issues facing the UK and the Government"s top priorities. 2. The Prime Minister has pledged to make this the ...

  • Faster screening of plastic waste for harmful chemicals

    A more efficient method for sorting plastic electronics waste containing harmful chemicals is proposed by a new study. The method combines two analytical techniques that together can quickly and accurately detect levels of flame retardants in plastics used by the electronics industry. The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)1, adopted in 2003 and revised in ...

  • Volumes surge in European emissions market

    Analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that June saw the highest ever volume of carbon allowances (EUAs) traded in the European emissions market. Volumes on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which accounts for around 91% of the EU emissions market, reached 654MtCO2e for June and 78Mt on a single day on 23 June. This beats the previous highs of 584Mt in March 2011 and 53Mt on 16 March ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • February infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 121 decisions, including 18 ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

  • Europe: Commission launches consultation on active & healthy ageing

    The European Commission is seeking the views of public and private organisations, companies and individual citizens on how Europe could scale up innovation to meet the challenges of the ageing population in Europe, and in particular on a pilot European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on active and healthy ageing, as set out in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, presented on 6 October by Maire ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Enviro Technology predicts air quality will move up the political agenda in 2012

    The next 12 months will see a substantial increase in awareness of the issue of air quality in the UK and a renewed focus on solving the problem, according to air quality monitoring experts, Enviro Technology.  With poor air quality now shortening the life expectancy of people in the UK by an average of seven to eight months and costing society up to £20 billion per year ...

  • Recent federal developments

    EPA Announces Listening Session On IRIS Draft Toxicological Review Of Methanol: On April 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period and listening session on May 26, 2011, for the external review draft human health assessment entitled "Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary Information on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Neste Oil has increased its use of waste- and residue-based renewable inputs by over 400,000 tons

    Neste Oil succeeded in achieving its target of increasing its use of waste and residue raw materials for refining into renewable fuels by many hundreds of thousands of tons in 2012. A total of 742,000 tons of these raw materials were used compared to 330,000 tons in 2011. Neste Oil increased its use of waste animal fat in particular last year and added waste fat from the fish ...


    By Neste

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