WEEE, RoHS and EcoDesign
Two EC Directives that became law in many European Member States in 2005 have significant implications for electrical and electronics companies in terms of product design, manufacturing, sales and management accounting.
The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) required producers to recycle waste electrical and electronic equipment from August 2005; the Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) effectively banned certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products from July 2006. Producers are defined as companies that manufacture affected electrical or electronic equipment, resell equipment produced by other manufacturers, or import such equipment into a Member State.
ENVIRON has set up a dedicated website (www.B2BWEEE.com) that provides information and advice to help companies comply with the WEEE and RoHS Directives and highlights how business-to-business (B2B) producers can apply eco-design techniques to reduce their WEEE recycling costs.
To discuss your issues and challenges related to WEEE, RoHS and EcoDesign,
please contact Aidan Turnbull, Principal.