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Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

old TVReview of RoHS 1

"Study for the simplification for RoHS/WEEE" (2008)
  • Commissioned by: DG Enterprise and Industry
  • Author: Arcadis/RPA
  • Date: 2008
  • Extract: The study investigated different possible options for the simplification and improvement of RoHS 1.

"Study on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, not regulated by the RoHS Directive."

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: Öko-Institut e.V.
  • Date: October 2007
  • Extract: The study provided the necessary technical support to the Commission services for fulfilling RoHS Article 6 requirements, regarding investigation on other hazardous substances or materials used in electrical and electronic equipment, how they are managed currently as well as possible substitutes and the sustainability (environmental, economic, social) characteristics of these other hazardous substances and possible substitutes.

"Study to support the impact assessment of the RoHS review"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: Bio Intelligence Service
  • Date: March 2008
  • Extract: The objective of this work was to assess available data and information, synthesize this information, identify and address the information gaps in order to support the Commission services in drafting their impact assessment for the proposal of the RoHS review. The study collected specific data and insights on the current practices and developed an analysis of some policy options presented in the second consultation document launched by the Commission services in December 2007.

"Review of Directive 2002/95/EC for the possible inclusion in the scope of this Directive, equipment which falls under categories 8 and 9 set out in Annex IA to Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE)"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: ERA Technology
  • Date: December 2005
  • Extract: Article 6 of 2002/95/EC (RoHS) requires the European Commission to carry out a review of this Directive and present proposals for including Category 8 and 9 equipment set out in Annex IA to Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) within the scope of the RoHS Directive. This study looks at the scope of products within Categories 8 and 9, in connection with the RoHS substances and their possible substitutes in view of a the possible inclusion of Categories 8 and 9 in the scope of RoHS.