Environmental rules and guidelines
Obliged to the environment
CobiNet is obliged to comply with various environmental rules and guidelines. These are available here.
ROHS & WEEE
At 16th of March 2005 the electrical and electronics equipment law was adopted in Germany. It implemented the EU directives of 2002/96/EG (WEEE, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) into German law. Since 9th of May 2013 the ROHS guideline of 2011/65/EU (ROHS 2, restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) was implemented by the ElektroStoffV regulation.
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REACH is the european chemistry regulation to register, evaluate, permit and limit chemical substances. REACH is derived from the title:
“Regulation concerning the Registration , Evaluation , Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals”
The regulation was found in 2007 and should ensure the protection of environment and human health on a high level. The REACH-Regulation is one of the strictest chemicals act in the world. In principle it requires that manufacturer, importer and user should assume responsibility for their chemical substances. They have to ensure that their chemical substances are used safely.