MEPs agree to delay decisions on new RoHS bans

The European Parliament's environment committee meeting in Brussels on Wednesday agreed to put three substances previously facing an immediate ban on a list of priority chemicals that could instead eventually be banned under the RoHS directive.

In a very close vote, MEPs agreed that brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC should be examined again later with a view to possibly banning them. Other substances on the proposed priority list include arsenic compounds and all chemicals currently featuring on the REACH candidate list.

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