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If you import a tonne of more of batteries in to the UK then you are deemed a Producer and, one of your obligations is to join a Battery Compliance Scheme. However, there has been some confusion around orders placed in the UK, paid for in the UK in sterling but shipped from (usually) a manufacturer’s hub somewhere in mainland Europe. Who is the Producer in that instance? So, I refer to a “trusted source” I have on batteries who offers the following, straight to the point, guida ...
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32+6 new exemptions

Posted by gnevison Jun 18, 2009
The European Commission has amended the Annex to the RoHS Directive with six more to add to the 32 that currently sit within Annex 5 of the so called “RoHS2” proposals.   They are: 33: Lead in solders for the soldering of thin copper wires of 100 µm diameter and less in power transformers. 34: Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements. 35: Cadmium in photoresistors for optocouplers applied in professional audio equipment (until 31 December 2009). 36: Mercury use ...
Here is an update on the biocide Dimethyl Fumarate (CAS 624-49-7). Back in February 2008 the UK consumer programme “Watchdog” reported a story about Chinese manufactured leather sofas, sold by a number of leading high street retailers in the UK, including Argos, Land of Leatherand Walmsleys, that had lead to severe skin reactions due to the use of Dimethyl Fumarate. The fungicide is contained within a sachet which is placed inside the sofas in order to protect against mould during s ...
The Environment Agency in the UK has received eight applications from potential Battery Compliance Schemes (BCS). All Producers who import one tonne or more of batteries into the UK must join a BCS (for portable batteries) that will take care of their Producer obligations. The eight wishing to run a scheme face a one off application fee of £17,000 plus an annual subsistence charge of £118,000. In addition, to reflect the costs of monitoring Producers in particular in dealing with data ...
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recommended that seven chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC) should not be used without specific authorisation. Three of these substances are categorised as toxic to reproduction, one as carcinogenic and three fulfil the criteria for being persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB). They are all used in products where workers may be exposed. The costly authorisation process seeks to ensure th ...