EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

The European Commission welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today‚Äôs vote confirms the first reading agreement with the Council on the revised legislation.