Wednesday, 23 February 2005, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Jon Duerr, Standards Co-ordinator, Automation Systems Division UK, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV

Every organisation has long had a duty of care under environmental legislation. Directives 2002/95/EC (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and 2002/96/EC (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) place new obligations on manufacturers of electrical and electronic products. The RoHS Directive prohibits the use of six substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls, poly-brominated diphenyl ethers) except in specified applications, and the WEEE Directive requires manufacturers to take responsibility for their products when they are disposed of by the end user, setting targets for their treatment, recovery and re-cycling. Implementing regulations should be in force soon, but there are many un-resolved difficulties and uncertainties…


Recycling Computer Equipment – Richard Kendall, Computer Aid International.

Could this the part of the solution to your problem of disposing of redundant kit?


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