RoHS & WEEE

RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), originated in the EU and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. After July 1st 2006, all applicable products in the EU market must pass RoHS compliance.

Specific hazardous materials which are under RoHS regulations include:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent chromium (CrVI)
  • Polybrominated biphenyles (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

Here at Cablepoint we ensure that all the products we purchase for use in manufacture are RoHS compliant to the current evolution of RoHS (RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU). This ensures that we, as a company, comply with EU regulations and that all products assembled by Cablepoint are RoHS compliant and safe to use.

WEEE

WEEE is the acronym for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment, and is also known as Directive 2002/96/EC. This regulation mandates the treatment, recovery, and recycling of electric and electronic equipment. All applicable products in EU markets must pass the WEEE compliance and carry the “Wheelie Bin” sticker from August 13th 2006.

Here at Cablepoint we have a specific procedure to follow in order to dispose of WEEE in the correct manner. All WEEE products that are generated are segregated and stored until we have a reasonable amount to dispose of. Once we reach this level of disposable produce, we contact our approved recycling provider and arrange the removal of the WEEE under the waste directives stated above.