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Useful Links

Department of Trade and Industry U.K. (DTI) Very good site for up-to-date information on WEEE, RoHS, Packaging Waste, and Batteries in the EU.

National Weights & Measure Laboratory (NWML) (UK)

European Union Environmental Website Up-to-date information on what's happening with the European Commission who drafted the EU Directives.

European Union Homepages
Packaging and Packaging Waste
Batteries and Accumulators

US Federal and State
Toxic use Reduction Institute The Institute (TURI) researches, tests and promotes pollution prevention methods and alternatives to toxic chemicals used in Massachusetts' industries and communities.

Environmental Protection Agency Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program The TRI is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities that are reported annually by certain industry groups, as well as federal facilities.

Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) The TPCH was formed in 1992 to promote the Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation in the US.

California Department of Toxic Substance Control

California´s Appliance Efficiency Program

Power Integrations - Green Room Good global source of information on Energy Efficiency.

China RoHS on DCA website
AeA China RoHS Steering Committee
China RoHS on AeA a.k.a Management Methods on the Prevention and Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products
RoHS and WEEE Specialists (International) Ltd - China RoHS http://www.raws.co.nz/china-rohs/

Japan RoHS on DCA website
JEITA Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Associations
JGPSSI Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative

Korea RoHS on DCA website

Trade Associations & Organizations
Association of Franchised Distributors of Electronic Components, a UK trade association
National Electronic Distributors Association
The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Inc.
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Tin Whiskers
University of Maryland U. of Maryland Electronic Products & Systems Center
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Tin Whisker and Other Metal Whisker Homepage
and Photo Gallery

IPC 1752 Material Declarations

European Directives
2002/96/EC of January 27, 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

2002/95/EC of January 27, 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. (RoHS)

Commission Decisions on Exemptions

2005/747/EC October 21, 2005

2006/310/EC April 21, 2006

94/62/EC of December 20, 1994 on packaging and packaging waste.

2004/12/EC of February 11, 2004 amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

2006/66/EC of September 6, 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC.

Perchard November 2005 Report EU Member Legislation Status.

PCB Solder Assembly Process
National Physics Laboratory
The UK's National Measurement Laboratory
Cookson Electronics - Greenline
to Cookson Electronics - Alpha Lead-Free Learning Center


Evironmental Information

RoHS Information

WEEE Information

Packaging / Packaging Waste

Batteries / Accumulators

Supplier Links to RoHS Information

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Glossary of Terms


TTI RoHS Links