MEPs challenge Evans' call for new RoHS bans

Members of the European Parliament's biggest political groups have questioned a call for bans on additional substances in electronic equipment proposed by Green MEP Jill Evans, the parliament's rapporteur on plans to revise the RoHS directive.

Ms Evans wants to ban several substances including all brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC. The bans would apply three-and-a-half years after the directive's revision. The law currently bans six toxic substances including lead.

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