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In Europe, the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment has

been growing at an alarming rate, with a large majority of these products

ending up in landfills. There is also a growing concern over the disposal

of electronic products that contain components comprised of hazardous

materials. Such concern has prompted the European Union to implement

new procedures for the waste management and recycling phases of such

equipment, with the goal to reduce electrical equipment waste affecting

ociety and the environment.

The European Union has issued two directives addressing these issues:

WEEE and RoHS. EUT offers a comprehensive set of consultation and

testing services to help manufacturers meet these regulations.

RoHS Directive
Directive 2002/95/EC of January 27, 2003: Restriction Of the use of certain

Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)

1.Beginning 1 July 2006, all electrical and electronics equipment entering

EU countries will be subject to the RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous

Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC, which regulates the use of six chemical