Comments & Recommendations on Draft Report of Rapporteur Jill Evans on the Proposal for a Recast RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC

Published: 17 February 2010

Policies & Issues: Environment

2008/0240(COD)

In view of the further proceedings in the European Parliament, Orgalime submits its comments and proposals on the draft report of Rapporteur Jill Evans concerning the recast proposal for Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) with the request for your support:

European manufacturers of EEE fully support the objectives of the existing RoHS directive and have been driving its efficient implementation and will be continuing to do so.

While Orgalime supports the Rapporteur’s proposals for granting grace periods to clear supply chains if an exemption expires definitely, as well as the proposals for adding the criterion of a life cycle perspective when assessing applications for exemptions, for further improving the alignment of the RoHS Directive with the New Legislative Framework and for the deletion of the product list in annex II, producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are seriously concerned with some elements of the draft report.

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