Did you know that the mobile you use or the AC in your home is one of the major contributors to the decline of environmental balance? Or that international laws are regulating the production process of your daily-use electrical and electronic components?
Well, several laws control the use of components that go into the assembly of all the major electrical and electronic components. The major international environmental regulation concerning technological equipment is RoHS. It is an environment regulation developed by the EU that means Restriction on Hazardous Substances.
RoHS is an international law now, after being adopted by various governments and regulatory bodies across the world. Developed countries like Canada, USA, Australia and Japan have their own version of RoHS that varies slightly from the initial EU version.
But what does RoHS aim to achieve? The simple answer would be that RoHS aims to reduce the waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). As mentioned before, WEEE is a major player in the environmental degradation. RoHS dictates that there should not be any hazardous substance capable of inflicting severe damage to the environment in the assembly of any electrical and electronic device.
This means that all the individual components going into the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment should be free of any hazardous elements. Starting from the manufacture of the most basic components of a device, there should be no elements present that the RoHS does not approve of.
All this might sound a little overwhelming for business persons running a component manufacturing company or an assembly unit. But consulting agencies like Enviropass RoHS consulting will make sure that your product conforms to the guidelines in RoHS. Environmental regulation consulting agencies do the necessary test and inspection of your product at your convenience to find out if any parent component is not in line with RoHS.
The environment has made great progress with the introduction of regulations like RoHS. The amount of WEEE has gone down considerably. Another major advantage has been the easy recycling of used electrical and electronic components without any major ecological side-effects. As most of the major world nations have implemented RoHS into their regulation terms, WEEE has become less of a global concern.
In short, joint ventures by the international community to curb industrial activities which damage the environmental balance can be successful. So be pragmatic and support these regulations by abiding by them.