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Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues
Manufacturing businesses must comply with all relevant environmental legislation when carrying out their operations. There are particular issues around the manufacture of electronic devices which includes the use and ultimate disposal of, the materials included in the product and those used to facilitate production.

In order to meet your obligations you have decided to implement an EMS which meets the requirements of ISO 14001.

Guidance notes

Remember you do not necessarily have to solve the problem described. You do, however, need to understand and be able to explain how you would approach the problem.
Learning Outcomes

Following this PBL cycle you should be able to:

? Explain the relevance of: ISO 14001, WEEE and RoHS.
? Discuss the impact of environmental regulations on electronic manufacturing in general and your operation in particular.
? Formulate an environmental plan to ensure compliance in your manufacturing process.

Resources

Library Catalogue
Search under green electronics etc.

Internet

http://emea.bsi-global.com/Environment/Overview/index.xalter
http://www.quality.co.uk/iso14000.htm
http://www.netregs.gov.uk/netregs/sectors/287867/287938/?version=1&lang=_e

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