RoHS and WEEE          ................................................................................................................................ 

 

PHI has the expertise and resources to assist you in complying with the new environmental regulations.

RoHS: The European Union (EU) Directive on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances, restricting the use of Lead (Pb), Cadmium, Mercury, Hrexavalent Chromium and PBB/PBDE flame retardant materials in electrical and electronic products sold in Europe beginning July 1, 2006. The purpose of the RoHS directive is to limit the chance of hazardous materials from polluting the environment during recycling or disposing into landfills.

WEEE: The European Union (EU) Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This directive deals with the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic waste. The goal of the WEEE directive is to shift the responsibility of potentially hazardous WEEE produced within the EU to producers of these products. With the WEEE directive producers of these products will be required to recycle the equipment instead of disposing of it in landfills. The companies that sell these products, electric or electronic devices, will be required to label the device to indicate a separate collection when it is ready to be disposed of. These companies should also be prepared to take back these products and recycle them.