30 Jul
Categorically speaking, the RoHS isn’t complying with its own rules

When the ROHS WEEE directive first came into force, some mechanical designers were delighted to find their products were exempt from the ruling. However, the expiry dates for many of these exemptions has expired, and many more are due to …

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21 Jul
The ROHS directive Category 8 and 9 – where are we now?

There is still much confusion over the RoHS directive in mechanical engineering companies, especially with respect to the category 8 and 9 exemptions. These were hardware devices which: 1) Generally had a long lifespan and were manufactured in small amounts. …

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18 Jul
Getting up to speed on ELV compliance

Automotive recycling was always a lucrative area for those in the trade. 75% of each car was easily turned into cash, with healthy returns on scrap metal, part-worn tyres and second-hand automotive components. However, the new ELV directive is calling …

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8 Jul
Recycling an end-of-life vehicle – more than just a metal cube

The complex new GADSL, ELV and REACH directives mean heavy work for vehicle dismantlers, or rather, Authorized Treatment Facility engineers. It goes a lot further than simply “cubing” a car that failed its MOT test. So, what is involved when …

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2 Jul
Taking the initiative on ELV compliance

The most easily recyclable part of a motor vehicle is its metal component, but there’s a lot more to a modern car than that. Although scrap yards recycle as much as they can (tyres, useful engine components etc), a significant …

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