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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
The European WEEE directive covers back and recycling electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). It became effective as of August 13, 2005.
The European RoHS directive puts restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment. This directive became effective by July 1, 2006.
National regulations have been, or are now being, set up accordingly.
This is to inform you that those EEE, which are supplied into the European Union by Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive and where applicable (like for Memory Cards and USB Drive products) with the Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
Measurement appliances as laboratory equipment are currently exempted from the RoHS directive. However, in line with Toshiba's overall environmental policy, we put much effort in ensuring that substances banned for electronic products are not commonly used in this equipment either. Toshiba continually monitors the applicability of the RoHS to any of its EEE and will ensure full compliance where appropriate.
Beside this, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH’s main business is to provide non-final products like Semiconductor Components, TFT LCD Modules, Magnetrons and Medical Tubes to producers of EEE.
For some of our customer’s EEE the WEEE and/or ROHS Directive are applicable with specific exemptions or are not applicable at all.
In line with Toshiba's overall environmental policy, we have been and are supporting all our customers in reducing the use of specific hazardous substances to be in line with their legal obligations as appropriate and at an early stage. For more environmental information, please refer to the environmental section of our corporate website.
All new ASIC designs at Toshiba will be RoHS compliant and leadfree solderable. For existing ASIC designs, please contact your local Toshiba sales office for further assistance.
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