06 August 2004 Legislative update Industry has a final chance to influence the WEEE and RoHS Directives. A final opportunity rests for industry to provide input into the draft regulations and guidance for the WEEE and RoHS directives. Whilst this final consultation will run until 29th October 2004, the directives will actually become UK law by 13 August 2004. Producers aren’t required to register all products that come under the legislation until January 2005 however. The RoHS substance ban commences on 1st July 2006. Recognising that businesses are struggling with environmental legislation, Envirowise has a new website to help companies understand the implications and provide practical advice on attaining compliance (www.envirowise.gov.uk/legislation). A recent Environment Agency survey revealed that just 18% of small businesses could name any environmental legislation. The consultation document can be found on the DTI’s website Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.