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At the end of May 2011, the European Council rubberstamped a two and half year recast procedure on the revised RoHS Directive. The legislation, which restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, such as TVs, laptops, washing machines, fridges and lighting equipment has now been extended to progressively phase in medical devices, monitoring and control equipment and other electrical and electronic equipment into the scope.

On the 21 July, 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the EU, Orgalime issued “A practical Guide to understanding the specific obligations of Recast RoHS Directive“. The purpose of the Orgalime Guide is therefore to explain the main changes and obligations arising from the recast, and to identify its consequences for Orgalime industries [more]

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