MEP makes the case for further RoHS restrictions

The EU should ban the use of another seven substances in electrical equipment including all brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, according to amendments tabled by the European Parliament's rapporteur on plans to revise the 2003 RoHS directive.

The changes proposed by UK MEP Jill Evans of the Green/EFA group would also impose restrictions on PVC, chlorinated plasticisers, and the phthalates DEHP, BBP and DBP. The new restrictions would apply three-and-a-half years after the review is finalised to give producers time to prepare and apply for exemptions.

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