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.
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