This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS). The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.
If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.
For more information about EMS, see our guide on environmental management systems (EMS) - the basics.
- Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations SI 2008/37. Bans the placing on the market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than specified levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and other hazardous substances. Find the RoHS Regulations 2008 on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
- Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations SI 2009/581. Amends 2010/37 by correcting drafting errors and substituting a new section on compliance and enforcement notices. Find the RoHS (Amendment) Regulations 2009 on the Legislation.gov.uk website.