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WEEE and RoHS Regulations

The European Unionís Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a producer responsibility law that requires manufacturers of electronic and appliance products to manage the proper disposal and recycling of products at the end of their useful life.  AHAM staff serve as a resource for the membership in understanding the dimensions of the program as well as providing information on implementation.  

Related topics include: 

RoHS China

RoHS Korea

Other Important Web Sites:

UK Department of Trade & Industry WEEE/RoHS

 http://www.berr.gov.uk/sectors/sustainability/rohs/page29048.html

European Commission

http://ec.europa.eu/environent/waste/weee.index.html

On June 8, 2011, the European Parliament issued a Directive (2011/65/EU) on RoHS.

Other Web Sites

RoHS Enforcement in the U.K.

http://www.rohs.gov.uk/

The European Unionís Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a producer responsibility law that requires manufacturers of electronic and appliance products to manage the proper disposal and recycling of products at the end of their useful life. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive restricts the use of six particular substances within electrical and electronic equipment, and it is likely that the number of restricted substances will grow. Both regulations have undergone or are undergoing recasts and updates that will likely affect member companies doing business in the EU. AHAM hosted a webinar on these recasts that included presentations from government officials from the United Kingdom. Their presentations are available through the links below. 

WEEE Recast - May 2012

AHAM RoHS Recast 2 - May 2012

RoHS Recast - May 2012