||The new environmental regulations governing the manufacture and disposal of products, including electronic components, have been enforced in several areas of the world. Europe has taken its first step. The European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive took effect in August 2005 and the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) became effective in July 2006. RoHS has caused reverberations around the world. In fact, most industrial companies have been planning the transition to non-lead products since the announcement of directives in 2002.
These two directives are described in detail as below：
WEEE—The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive addresses the problem of recycling electrical and electronic products. It establishes maximum recycling targets for all European countries.
RoHS—The Restriction on Hazardous Substances prohibits the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) flame retardants material.
China RoHS—To protect Chinese consumers and the environment, the Chinese government has enacted this law and required manufacturers to use "Electronic Information Products" with restricted hazardous substances. Electronic Information Products are subject to self-made declaration and requirements of China "RoHS" law that took effect on April,2006.
GlacialTech's Green Promise
To follow EU environment protection law, GlacialTech planned to produce lead-free products several years prior to the requested time. Following WEEE (Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), RoHS (Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) and China RoHS requirements schedule, GlacialTech has made an example of lead free compliance since the end of 2005. GlacialTech is committed to an environmental friendly manufacturing process and stands steadfastly to “Green Promise” to stay away from harmful manufacturing processes that damage our precious environment.