RoHS Recast Scope Guide

Published: June 2011
Hard copy languages: English
Electronic copy languages: English

The purpose of the Orgalime Guide "A practical Guide to understanding the specific obligations of the Recast Directive 2011/65/EU" is to explain the main changes and obligations arising from the recast and to identify their consequences for Orgalime industries. The guide reflects the best knowledge of industry experts across Europe and the state of the art at the moment of its publication. The principles contained in this Guide are however not legally binding. A binding interpretation of Community legislation is the exclusive competence of the European Court of Justice.

Orgalime also recommends to producers, when applying this Guide and its principles, to always refer to the national legislation of the Member State they are dealing with. This Orgalime Guide is to be considered as complementary to other Orgalime Guides on the WEEE and RoHS Directives. Until repeal of the initial RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, with effect from 3rd January 2013 these other Orgalime Guides remain valid and should be consulted in parallel. In addition, Orgalime has also published a Guide on the REACH Regulation, which provides further complementary information to this Guide.