On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Royal Decree 1364/2018 of 2nd November entered into force, which transposes EU Directive 2017/2012 of 15th November 2017 into Spanish legislation, and which partially modifies Royal Decree 219/2013 of 22nd March regarding restrictions on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

 

I. Subject matter of the regulation

This regulation is intended for establishing guidelines for restrictions on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (hereinafter referred to as “EEE”) with the aim of contributing to the protection of human health and of the environment.

Basically, it deals with metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), plastic, glass and other materials (wood, rubber, cardboard, etc.) which should be put to another use when they are transformed into waste, either through their recycling or rec