MEPs reject RoHS bans

Plans to ban PVC and halogenated flame retardants from electrical equipment under the updated RoHS Directive were rejected by MEPs in the environment committee. But they voted for restrictions on nanoparticles, an extended scope for the directive and exemptions for solar panels

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted against outright bans on brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC in electrical and electronic equipment.

The agreement on revisions to the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive would instead see the substances placed on a priority list for future review. Other chemicals on the proposed priority list include arsenic compounds and all substances on the REACH chemical regime’s candidate list (ENDS Report 424, pp 36-40).

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here