The use of four phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DiBP will be banned in electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) sold in the European Union from July 2019 (2021 for medical devices and monitoring and control instruments).

The amendment to the RoHS Directive is imminent after Members of the European Parliament raised no objections to the Commission’s proposal.

The Commission also outlined that evidence shows that phthalates when used in EEE can have a negative impact on recycling as well as human health and the environment during waste management operations.

The phthalates will be added to Annex II of the RoHS Directive and electronics  produced outside the EU and imported will have to comply with the Directive.

 

 

 

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