Tag: Europe

WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU: 3 Questions for U.S. Electronic Equipment Manufacturers

Since August 2005, manufacturers of electronic goods sold in Europe have had to conform to the European Union’s (EU) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, which EU member states were required to adopt by February 14, 2014, replaced the earlier, and now repealed, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EU.

What Type of EMS Is Best for Your Facility?

So, you have decided it is a good idea to develop an EMS—but where to begin? Let’s take a look at why an EMS might be helpful. and some different types of EMSs to help you with your choice. How can an EMS be helpful? At the most basic level, an EMS can help you […]

Important International Regulations for 2012

According to Ana, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says industry should start preparing for the next big REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals) registration deadline. Companies manufacturing or importing chemicals in Europe—in quantities at or above 100 tons per year—are required to register such substances with ECHA by May 31, 2013. Enhance the […]