Environment: Orgalim response to the public consultation on the RoHS evaluation

Published: 6 December 2019

Policies & Issues: Environment

Orgalim representing Europe’s Technology Industries, innovative companies spanning the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, and metal technology branches, thanks the European Commission for the opportunity to contribute to the public consultation on the evaluation of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). 

Orgalim considers the RoHS Directive as effective, efficient, relevant and of added value as a sector specific tool addressing a number of important specificities of the EEE sector in support of a circular economy. Orgalim members are determined to deliver on the objectives of the RoHS Directive and ensure full compliance on time with its ambitious rules regarding the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in EEE. The RoHS Directive is a prominent tool contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE and encourages companies in our sector to continuously improve product performance including through use of better performing, reliable and available substitutes. 

In practical terms, our sector considers the RoHS Directive as functioning well. In our view, rather than reviewing the just amended RoHS Directive, more focus and resources should be dedicated to improving its implementation and further support companies, especially SMEs in their committed work on ensuring full and timely compliance. 

To read our responses in full, please download the document above.

Authors

Linher
Sigrid Linher
Director - Energy, Climate & Environment
Mittelham
Stéphanie Mittelham
Manager - Energy and Environment

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