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  • EP approves RoHS recast

    On November 24, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Delay to expect in US RoHS proposal

    A proposal for US legislation that resembles EU RoHS is aimed at amending the country's Toxic Substances Control Act. Its focus is on the EU RoHS substances and this renders cause for doubt as to when and if such a law can be passed in the US. It is called the Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment and it would, if adopted, be a first effort to harmonize state laws in the USA. HR 2420, ...


  • European Parliament Approves RoHS Recast

    On November, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • One RoHS, one REACH, one WEEE

    Calls for global harmonization of environmental legislation are in vain. Those affected by the laws already act in relation of the strictest of the RoHS, REACH and WEEE regulations, independently of its nationality. Even if electronics producers could design their products for each market with compliance to that market’s environmental legislation in mind, this is not financially fruitful. So ...


  • RoHS Compliant? Portable XRF can help.

    Innov-X SMTA Exhibit to Focus on Lead Free & RoHS Compliance Recent studies indicate that up to 50% of supplier certifications state products are RoHS compliant, yet they fail to pass testing. Learn how using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) to screen components, parts and PCB’s will help with compliance for the growing demands of international RoHS* Directives. It’s guaranteed to make a visit to ...


    By Olympus

  • Handheld XRF Instrument Supports The Healthcare Industry Compliance with RoHS

    A large global multinational company in the healthcare industry chooses Oxford Instruments handheld XRF instruments for improved quality control and RoHS compliance. A large major international healthcare organization has decided to be proactive with regards to RoHS compliance, despite the fact that medical devices have been given an exemption until 2014 from RoHS compliance law. To ensure their ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Updated Guide to International Recycling Laws Now Available

    Raymond Communications announces the publication of its 2006/2007 edition of 'Country Pages,' a comprehensive reference guide to the recycling and related environmental regulations of 44 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Subjects covered by country include any current WEEE/RoHS legislation, packaging fees, bottle and other deposits, landfill bans, recovery organizations and ...


    By Raymond Publishing

  • Leading Photovoltaic Companies Welcome EU's Review on the Exemption of PV from the RoHS Directive within three years

    Sandvika, December 1, 2010; Leading Photovoltaic companies continue to support the inclusion of PV in the RoHS Directive in an effort to support the safe and sustainable growth of the industry. The undersigned support the announcement by the European Commission to review the exemption for the PV industry from the Directive.The next full recast of the RoHS ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • EU to revise laws on recycling and use of hazardous substances

    Improving implementation and enforcement of laws on electrical and electronic equipment and cutting unnecessary administrative burden are the main objectives of the revised directives proposed by the Commission today. The directives on the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – ...

  • Innov-X IPC Printed Circuits Expo--APEX Exhibit to Focus on RoHS compliance

    Woburn, MA ---Visitors to Innov-X’s Booth 845 at the IPC Printed Circuits Expo-APEX & Designers Summit † will learn how using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) can screen components, parts, cables and PCB’s for compliance with the European Union’s RoHS* Directives. Three new hand-held analyzer models from Innov-X solve many technical challenges, from testing coated or plated parts, to evaluating ...


    By Olympus

  • Nanotechnology law & business includes article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that Nanotechnology Law & Business has published an article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson entitled "RoHS Recast: How Did Nanomaterials Fare?" The abstract states: Several types of nanoscale materials recently dodged ...


    By Acta Group

  • Nanotechnology Law & Business Includes Article Co-Authored by Lynn L. Bergeson

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that Nanotechnology Law & Business has published an article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson entitled "RoHS Recast: How Did Nanomaterials Fare?" The abstract states: Several types ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today’s ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Greentech info goes global

    After just three months live, Intertek Semko’s environmental compliance portal Greentech info will introduce RoHS-like legislation from the US and Asia in mid-December. As per customer request, Greentech info will include US and Asian environmental legislation in its Knowledge base from 15 December 2009. From that date, California RoHS and Prop 65 will be included, as will Japan RoHS, China RoHS ...


  • E-waste legislation varies among Asian nations

    Step by step, e-waste legislation is introduced at different paces in countries like China, Malaysia and Thailand. Calls are heard for increased global harmonisation of laws to tackle the problem. Developing nations are expected to triple their output of e-waste by 2010. The effect of booming economies and increased IT consumption all over the world makes electronic waste pile up in landfills or ...


  • Greentech info – expertise in EU environment compliance

    EU environment legislation like REACH, RoHS, WEEE, EuP and the Battery directive down increasingly tough demands on manufacturers, importers and sellers of electronic products. Greentech info aims at making the electronics industry environmental experts by providing a tool to answer questions about compliance with these laws. Intertek Semko AB has launched the web portal Greentech info for those ...


  • Foundations of US WEEE

    Often mocked, US e-waste legislation is beginning to form on the state level. In some cases, the product scope is even on a par with that of EU legislation. This year, Indiana and Wisconsin enacted e-waste laws. Many US states have enacted laws on e-waste recycling in recent years. Most use some kind of producer responsibility system, with free recycling of e-waste for consumers, charities, ...


  • Norways Prohibits 18 Substances in Consumer Goods

    Norway's Pollution Control Agency (SFT) drafted a proposal to restrict the use of 18 hazardous substances in consumer products, with only two substances (lead and cadmium) being in common with the EU RoHS. If the proposal will pass it will be a new chapter in the Norwegian Product Regulations – and a new chapter in the history of substance restrictions, too. We wrote an article on the subject ...

  • Recent federal developments

    It has come to our attention that, regrettably, the text of two different memoranda was inadvertently collapsed into a single item noted in the Recent Federal Developments update dated December 15, 2010. The text that was combined appears in the USDA ORACBA Risk Forum Discusses Moving Beyond Nanogeneralities item. Text that inadvertently made its way into that item is from a memo regarding the ...


    By Acta Group

  • New Packaging Fees, Design Mandates Covered at Take it Back! 2005

    Untitled Document As electronics makers gear up to spend about $40 billion to comply with the new electronics recycling directives in Europe, there’s a lot in North America they are ...


    By Raymond Publishing

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