What is RoHS?
Starting 1 July 2006, the European Union (EU) directive 2002/95/EC, known as the Restrictions on the use of Hazardous Substances in electronic equipment" (or RoHS), bans the sale of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. This law requires manufacturers to find new materials and develop new engineering processes for the creation of common electronic equipment, including network adapters.
Who is affected by RoHS?
The RoHS regulation is specific to the sale of electronic equipment within the EU. However, other countries are exploring similar regulations, and it's only a matter of time before such changes must be implemented on a global scale.
Entatech UK works closely with leading vendors to ensure that our products comply with the new RoHS directive.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
DTI Producer Registration number WEE/DB159ZTR
Entatech UK is fully committed to the new EU Directive on Waste Electrical Equipment and has registered with a DTI approved Producer Compliance Scheme, DTI registration number to follow.
We fully accept our responsibility and obligations for the products we are “Producer” of, as described in the scope of the Directive. We are also working within the Distribution chain to ensure that all parts of the chain are aware of procedures for “end of life” products.
We require our suppliers to ensure that all product, (that falls within the scope of the Directives), supplied after August 2005 will be labelled with the “Do Not Dispose of in Household Waste” symbol label as prescribed in article 10 of the WEEE Directive.
If you have any queries regarding the Entatech UK policy on WEEE please do not hesitate to email email@example.com
Please support the WEEE ruling petition
The principles of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive are applauded by all. The aim is to increase recycling of waste electrical equipment and reduce the amount disposed of in land fill sites. While no one would diminish the value of protecting our environment, there is concern in the IT industry over the way the Directive has been implemented in law.
The WEEE Regulations will have dramatic implications for the SME part of the market. The cost of compliance is disproportionately high on small businesses and some SME’s may very well collapse under this unfair burden.
The majority of Enta clients are SMEs and we feel an especially strong loyalty and commitment to protecting their ongoing success in the industry, as a Member of the Professional Computing Association (PCA) we have promoted awareness of WEEE issues for a long time.
The problems surrounding WEEE have been exacerbated by a perceived lack of explanation from the government. Therefore a petition to the government requesting a review has been developed, with ITACS (Independent Trade Association of Computing Specialists) leading the way.
Enta wholeheartedly supports the aims of this petition and urges your business to register your support too.