After the industrial revolution, human life has become easier and more convenient. Modern life involves more comfort and less work by humans. Machines, electrical and electronic devices have all made life easier.
But one thing that should never be forgotten is the expense at which all this comfort came. Right from the advent of the industrial revolution, the condition of the environment had been on a decline. The last century and a half have seen the downfall of environmental conditions all around the world.
When things started going out of hand all the major countries of the world started to rethink. The European Union was the first to come up with restrictions on the use of harmful materials for the manufacture of finished products.
The EU came up with restrictions on the use of hazardous substances that caused severe environmental issues. The most important regulation passed by the EU was the RoHS. The RoHS aims to regulate the use of certain hazardous substances for the manufacture of electrical and electronic devices.
Waste from electrical and electronic equipment(WEEE) is the major contributor to the overall environmental degradation. This is mainly due to the excessive use of electronic gadgets by individuals and the never-ending need for electrical components.
If you are someone who manufactures or supplies components for the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, then RoHS will mean a more eco-friendly selection of raw materials. This is because the usage of severely harmful substances for the production of devices will result in non-compliance with RoHS rules. This can further result in the recall of your products or a total ban on them.
Fortunately, consulting companies like Enviropass RoHS consulting can help with the process selection of electrical and electronic equipment production. It should be kept in mind that no material that has been termed hazardous in the RoHS regulation should be used for the manufacture of your products.
The main objective of RoHS regulations is to decrease the WEEE and improve the recycling and reuse of electrical and electronic devices. After the initial success of RoHS in the EU, many countries followed pursuit and developed their own RoHS regulations.
Even developing countries have realised the harmful effects of hazardous materials. Most Asian and African countries have also joined in the fight for environmental upliftment.
In short, the realisation that environmental regulations are necessary to save the planet has resulted in the formation of effective laws like RoHS.