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RoHS legislation

RoHS environmental legislation

This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS). The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.

If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.

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UK-wide RoHS Legislation

Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 SI 3032. Replaces 2008/37; sets out the restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment; sets out the prohibitions and obligations that apply to manufacturers, their representatives, importers and distributors.

ROHS Directive 2011/65/EU and amendments, in National Measurements Office’s RoHS Legislation page

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

These regulations make amendments to existing legislation by removing references to European Directives and EU terms to ensure that waste legislation continues to operate after EU exit.

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