The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS, sometimes prounounced 'ross' or 'rose' depending on which manufacturer or distributor you are talking to or in what country.
RoHS is a European Union (EU) directive and came into effect on 1 July 2006. The EU has banned the use of six environmentally unfriendly materials from nearly all new electrical and electronics products developed for the European market.
In this presentation I consider why it does matter from the point of view of a manufacturer of electronics products, and from the point of view of you and I, i.e. consumers of electrical and electronics products and the public at large.