Notes

1 We use the Japanese language convention of putting the family name first.

2 This Tokyo Declaration was launched at the 'REACH Seminar for Toxics Free Earth' held on 23 November 2004 in Tokyo, Japan, with some 160 participants organized by the following NGOs: Citizens against Chemicals Pollution, Greenpeace Japan, Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Centre (JOSHRC), People's Association on Countermeasures of Dioxin and Endocrine Disruptors, Toxic Watch Network, WWF Japan.

3 The RoHS of the 27 January 2003 prohibits the use of certain chemicals in new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market from 1 July 2006 (the Annex lists certain exceptions). The chemicals include lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Furthermore, the WEEE directive 2002/96/EC (and the amending directive 2003/108/EC) is also aimed at the waste electrical and electronic equipment; encouraging recycling, reuse and recovery. Recovery targets vary throughout the product categories, which are to be achieved by 31 June 2006.

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