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EU: European Commission Adopted New RoHS Exemption for Cadmium and Lead in Plastic Profiles in Electrical and Electronic Windows and Doors Containing Recovered Rigid PVC

JANUARY 2024 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

The European Commission (EC) has adopted an amendment1 to the RoHS Directive, granting a new exemption for cadmium and lead in plastic profiles in electrical and electronic windows and doors containing recovered rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This legal text will enter into force on 30 January 2024.

Using recycled PVC offers environmental benefits compared to virgin PVC. Recycled PVC requires less energy and resources to produce. While lead- and cadmium-free virgin PVC is available, the environmental advantages of recycling outweigh the presence of these metals in recovered PVC.

Moreover, the scope of this exemption has been aligned with the derogation for lead in recovered PVC set out under REACH Annex XVII, entry 63 regarding lead in PVC2. Hence, the EC has granted this exemption for category 11 of Annex I to the RoHS Directive. Table A  details of the exemption. 

Table A. Newly added entry 46 in Annex III of the RoHS Directive

Exemption No.

Exemption application

Category and expiry date
46

Cadmium and lead in plastic profiles containing mixtures produced from polyvinyl chloride waste (hereinafter referred to as “recovered rigid PVC”), used for electrical and electronic windows and doors, where the concentration in the recovered rigid PVC material does not exceed 0,1 % cadmium by weight and 1,5 % lead by weight.

Other section related to recovered rigid PVC has been aligned with entry 63, paragraph 18 of REACH Annex XVII

Applies to category 11 and expires on 28 May 2028.

 

[1] Directive (EU) 2024/232 

[2] Regulation (EU) 2023/923 amendment of REACH Annex XVII entry 63 regarding lead in PVC


 

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