Definitions for "RoHS"
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (ROHS) became European Law in February 2003. Together with the Directive on Waste Electronic and Electric Equipment (WEEE) which is setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods it is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances European Environmental Directive
Part of the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC1. This Directive on the “Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. This directive takes effect July 1, 2006 and bans the use of lead, chromium, mercury, polybriminated biphenyl’s, cadmium and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.