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The European Court of Justice has said that the 0.1% threshold for notifying Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than the entire article. The court’s (The European Court of Justice) decision contradicts the view adopted by the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) guidance on requirements for substances in articles, and backs that taken by five EU Mem ...
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UK WEEE-delays already

Posted by gnevison element14 Team May 30, 2012
      Rumour that the UK was intending to stick with 13 categories as part of the WEEE Recast are somewhat premature.   According to officials at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills the UK has not sought specific advice from its lawyers as yet. This will be a transposition issue and, even then, the 6 category scope is not due to come into force until 2018.   In addition the Official Journal publication of the new text has been delayed and is not likely ...
Legislation limiting harmful substances in electronics is growing worldwide. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment are feeling the effects. We now have RoHS laws in the European Union (EU), Japan, China, Korea, and California. We have Proposition 65 legislation in California. We have formaldehyde limits on wood products. We also have BPA, DEHP and latex restrictions on medical products. Assuring compliance with hazardous substance rules and limits i ...