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What are ELV, WEEE, RoHS and Penta/Octa?

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What are ELV, WEEE, RoHS and Penta/Octa?

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ELV – (EU Directive 2000/53/EC) The End of Life Vehicles Directive aims to reduce the amount of environmentally unfriendly waste from ELVs. WEEE (EU Directive 2002/96/EC) The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment RoHS (EU Directive 2002/95/EC) The Reduction of Certain Hazardous Substances. Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) are banned from most electronic products offered for sale in Europe effective July 1, 2006. Penta/Octa (EU Directive 2003/11/EC) This directive bans the use of PentaBDEs and OctaBDEs. This directive is currently in effect in EU. The two banned substances are fire retardant additives (Pentabromo diphenyl ether and Octabromo diphenyl ether).

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