RoHS | December 28, 2006
Why RoHS and REACH
From a political standpoint, I see RoHS as a logical consequence of widespread environmental abuse by business. People have attempted direct legal remedies and found that process to be too slow, costly and ineffective.
Go ask people living next to chemical plants in Louisiana. Legislation is also a slow process, but it has a broader reach and a more lasting effect than a lawsuit. It is now obvious to many that simply producing a chemical will result in its dispersal throughout the environment. Click here to read the full chronicle.