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Evaluating RoHS: What Works and What Doesn’t

By Kelly Scanlon, director, EHS policy and research The European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, known as RoHS, aims to protect human health and the environment and maximize recovery of certain hazardous substances after their use. How well is the RoHS Directive working? We’re about to find out. Specifically, there are several opportunities between […]

Additional Substances to be Restricted Under RoHS2

On December 17, 2014, the EU Commission notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intentions to restrict four additional substances under the RoHS2 Directive. The four phthalates, Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) will be added to the directive in March. Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), which was […]