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Lead Restrictions and Other Regulatory Influences on the Electronics Industry

  • Jennifer Shepherd

As technologists and engineers prepare for and address important changes to chemical content of electronic products, it would be useful to understand the drivers, context, and trends for this activity. This introductory chapter will provide a brief overview of environmental legislative and regulatory trends that are influencing the movement to lead-free electronics and will attempt to set the stage for thinking about future challenges.

Keywords

Hexavalent Chromium Electronic Product EUROPEAN Parliament Business Impact Extend Producer Responsibility 
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References

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    DIRECTIVE 2002/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on the Restriction Of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (OJ L 37, 13.2.2003, p. 19)Google Scholar
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    DIRECTIVE 2002/96/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (OJ L 37, 13.2.2003, p. 24)Google Scholar
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    DIRECTIVE 2005/32/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 6 July 2005 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for Energy-Using Products and amending Council Directive 92/57/EC and 2000/55/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 191, 22.7.2005, p. 29)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Shepherd
    • 1
  1. 1.Canyon Snow Consulting LLCLos GatosUSA

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