The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens, and benefits fully from the Single Market.
Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators intends to contribute to the protection, preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment by minimising the negative impact of batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. It was amended by Directive 2013/56 on cadmium and mercury in batteries.
The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU ensures that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance.
The Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC establishes a regulatory framework for placing and putting into service radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE) on the free market. The Directive was revised by Directive 2014/53 on radio equipment (applicable as of June 2016).
Regulation EU 10/2011 sets rules for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 provides a harmonised legal EU framework. It sets out the general principles of safety and inertness for all Food Contact Materials (FCMs).
Directive 87/357/EEC on dangerous imitations prohibits the marketing; import and manufacture of products that look like foodstuffs but are not edible.
Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste was adopted to harmonize national measures concerning the management of packaging and packaging waste and to prevent or reduce its impact on the environment. This Directive was amended by Directive 2015/720 as regards reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags.
Directive 2008/98/EC sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste managament, such as definitions of waste, recycling, recovery.
Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 on cosmetic products is the main regulatory framework for finished cosmetic products when placed on the EU market. This Regulation was amended by Regulation 358/2014 amending Annexes II (banned substances) and V (allowed preservatives).
The Directive 2012/19 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) aims to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment that ends up in landfill.
The Directive 2011/65/EU sets the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast).