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The RoHS Directive aims to reduce the risks to human health and the environment by replacing and restricting hazardous chemical substances in electric and electronic equipment. The Directive also aims to improve the prospects of cost-effective and sustainable recycling of material waste from electronic and electronic equipment.

RoHS = Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Consolidated Directive 2011/65 - (RoHS 2)

Directive 2011/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (revision).
(last consolidated on 15 July 2016).

Amendments

Basic directive, all versions and amendments are available in EUR-Lex.

Implemented in Swedish legislation

Hazardous Substances in Electric and Electronic Equipment Ordinance (2012:861).

The Swedish Chemicals Agency´s Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations (KIFS 2008:2).

Consolidated directive 2002/95 - (RoHS 1)

Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
(last consolidated 10 September 2011).

Amendments

Basic Directive, all versions and amendments are available in EUR-Lex.

Implemented in Swedish legislation

The Chemical Products (Handling, Import and Export Prohibitions) Ordinance (1998:944).

Ordinance (2005:209) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic products.

The Swedish Chemical Agency's Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations (KIFS 2008:2).

Consolidated Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE)

European Parliament and Council Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

Amendments

Basic Directive, all versions and amendments are available in EUR-Lex.

Clarification of the different directives

Directive 2011/65/EU, RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances) has replaced the original Directive (2002/95/EG) dating from 2002, and contains several amendments and extensions to products groups, exemptions and CE marks. The previous Directive still applies to products released on the market before the new Directive came into force.

The previous Directive had the same area of application as the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC), which concerns waste in the form of or containing electric or electronic equipment. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is the competent authority for implementing this Directive.