ROHS / WEEE Directive

RoHS Directive
The purpose of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive is primarily to lessen the impact of the increasing electronics waste on the environment by promoting environmentally responsible manufacturing processes for electronic devices sold in the European Union (EU). The RoHS directive prioritizes changes to the beginning of a product's life, making the product environmentally friendly throughout its life cycle.

The current restricted substances are Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium), PBB and PBDE, although this list is likely to be modified over the years. It took effect on July 1, 2006. The final responsibility lies with EU manufacturers and distributors to ensure compliance but its effects reach around the globe to all suppliers of the components used to manufacture these devices.


WEEE Directive
The purpose of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive is also to lessen the impact of the increasing electronics waste on the environment; however, its focus is on the recycling of electronic devices in the EU. Its primary impact is at the end of product life by keeping non environmentally friendly products out of landfills.

It demands that the manufacturers of electronic devices be responsible for the collection, recycling, treating and disposal of the products they manufacture. The WEEE directive took effect on August 13th, 2005. This directive has minimal impact on component manufacturers and suppliers.


Masterwise International Ltd. understand the RoHS / WEEE Directive requirements and all our products ship to Europe are comply with RoHS / WEEE Directive. All standards of green production implication are applied throughout our production procedures.

In order to ensure the confidence of our European customers, we use the relevant equipment to monitor the every incoming parts, materials and components from suppliers and require them to provide the SGS reports or guarantee letters to prove those materials are met with RoHS compliance.

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