What Is ROHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC CERTIFICATION?
ROHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances which is also known as directive 2002/95/EC. It originated in the European Union in order to restrict the use of specific hazardous materials found in electronic and electrical products. As per this certificate, these substances are banned like Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls, and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers etc. Actually, these above-mentioned material are considered hazardous to the environmental as well as pollute landfills. They are very dangerous and make the environment very polluted. It is applicable to any kind of business that indulged in selling applicable electronic products, distributors, sub-assemblies or components directly to EU countries etc. It motto behind developing this standard is to tackle the fast increasing waste stream of such products that harm the health of human and environment both. It encourages the organization to treat e-waste in a proper way as well as motivate them to reduce the volume that goes to disposal.