What is WEEE & RoHS?
Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE)
The guideline 2002/96/EG and the amendment 2003/108/EG are intended to limit the amount of waste from electrical and electronic equipment. Material recycling, energy recycling and other efficiencies are promoted. Recycling rates were determined which vary from product group to product group and which must be complied with by December 31st, 2006. The manufacture's must guarantee the collection, the treatment and the recycling of those units mentioned in annex IA of the WEEE guideline for those products which have been put on the market after August 13th, 2005.
Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS)
According to the RoHS guideline 2002/95/EEC (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) dated January 1st, 2003 Manufacture's must ensure that from July 1st, 2006 new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain more than 0.1 percent lead by weight of mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and 0.01 percent by weight of cadmium per homogeneous material. Exemptions for specific applications are listed in the annex of the guideline.