The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive 2002/95/EC came into force on 1st July 2006, and restricts the use of the following substances in electronic components and electrical equipment with the European Market.
|Substance||Allowed PPM level|
|Cadmium (Cd)||100ppm (0.01%)|
|Lead (Pb)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Mercury (Hg)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB's)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE's)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
All products sold by JPR Electronics are RoHS compliant unless otherwise clearly indicated.
The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations came into force in 2007. Its aim is to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) ending up in landfill sites. This legislation makes 'producers' of EEE responsible for the environmental impact of their products, by financing the collection and subsequent treatment, reuse, recovery, recycling and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE for which they have an obligation. JPR Electronics will comply with these regulations in the most environmentally sound way by working in partnership with WeeeCare, operators of one of the UK's leading WEEE compliance schemes.All products covered by the legislation which were manufactured and placed for sale after 1st January 2007 musty be labelled with the "crossed out wheelie bin" symbol. Customers who are replacing old equipment that is of equivalent type and function to a new product they are purchasing from JPR, can return their WEEE to JPR for safe disposal and recycling.
Disposing of WEEE: To begin the process of disposing of your WEEE please contact the WeeeCare Help line on 0844 800 2004, quoting JPR membership number WEEE/DC0554ZV
Under the Waste Battery regulations, JPR Electronics offer a take-back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our stores in person (please do not post). Alternatively you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also have collection points.
The REACH (Registration Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) European regulation came into effect on 1st June 2007. Its purpose is to regulate the use of chemical substances within the EU, and particularly those substances of very high concern (SHVC's). JPR Electronics are fully aware of the legislation and the projected timetable for compliance with its obligations.We are committed to meeting our obligations under REACH as an importer and distributor of articles. We have communicated with our upstream suppliers and to the best of our knowledge none of the substances classified as SVHC's are contained within any of the products sold by JPR Electronics Ltd. Furthermore, all products imported, distributed or sold by JPR Electronics are classified as "Articles" within the REACH regulations. None of our products contain substances intended to be released under normal or foreseeable conditions of use, and therefore at the present time JPR Electronics is exempt from any requirement to register under REACH regulations.