Restrictions on hazardous substances (RoHS)

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EESC opinion: Restrictions on hazardous substances (RoHS)

Key points:

  • The EESC believes the amendment to this Directive is both timely and necessary to prevent barriers to trade and the distortion of competition in EU.
  • The EESC is of the view that to achieve the waste hierarchy's highest priority, waste prevention, this directive alone is not sufficient.
  • The EESC recommends that a combination of the RoHS directive along with the Ecodesign Directive and the WEEE Directive would need to be used together to achieve these goals.

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