In order to contribute to the protection of human health and the environment, especially for the recovery and disposal of waste electrical
and electronic equipment, the European Union (E.U) adopted and published the RoHS Directive
(Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) (2002/95/EC).
The categories of electrical equipment covered under the RoHS directive include the following:
The European Commission, with the help of interested parties, has recently worked on the improving of this legislation. “RoHS 2” or the new Directive, will be soon operational. (for more information about the new Directive consult our special brochure “RoHS 2”)