Certain types of devices must also fulfill the requirements laid out in the Directives for environmental aspects.
WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive No. 2012/19/EU
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2012/19/EU aims at the prevention of waste and to increase the repair, re-use, recycling and recovery of electrical and electronic equipment.
mdi Europa supports manufacturers of electrical and electronic medical devices to comply with the duties and responsibilities defined by WEEE.
RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive No. 2011/65/EU
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU prohibits the presence of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and certain BFRs in most electrical and electronic equipment.
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