RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2)

Bans the use of certain heavy metals and brominated flame retardants to reduce the environmental impact of WEEE which is landfilled or incinerated.

The RoHS directive is complementary to the WEEE directive. It bans the use of certain heavy metals and brominated flame retardants in order to reduce the environmental impact of land filled or incinerated WEEE.

From July 1, 2006, the following substances have been effectively banned from use in new electrical and electronic equipment:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB)
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
  • Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) (a brominated Flame Retardant)
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) ( a commonly uses plasticizer) 
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BPP) ( a commonly used plasticizer) 
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) ( a commonly used plasticizer)

As a responsible global corporate citizen, iDirect believes that environmentally conscious manufacturing is an essential requirement of its business. The company is taking into account the need to reduce hazardous substances and improve recyclables in its current and future products, by incorporating RoHS requirements in the design stage through to manufacturing.

iDirect understands the environmental risks associated with these substances and complies with the RoHS directive requirements set by the EU. RoHS substances have been eliminated to levels below legal limits for all iDirect products subject to the RoHS directive.

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