Obligation of environment awareness in these century, involvement on each organization especially in plastic industry is a must. Structuring policy in plastic industry was a good movement towards providing enviromental-friendly product by United Kingdom (UK). To support the policy and contribute more toward nature, Glasfil Polymer comply all our material based on RoHS and WEE legislation , implement greener policy and register in REACH policy.
RoHS and WEE
The commitment for the environment is a firm component of the company philosophy at
Glasfil Polymer Sdn Bhd and stands in the conformity with the requirement for adherence to highest quality requirements. In form of annual objectives Glasfil Polymer express its environmental policy and derives the necessary activities.
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is the nickname given to the European Union’s directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. RoHS is closely related to the European Union’s directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). RoHS references Annex 1A of WEEE to specify its scope of coverage (Categories 1-7 and 10). While closely related, RoHS and WEEE deal with different parts of the product life cycle. RoHS seeks to reduce the amount of hazardous materials entering electronic products while WEEE deals with reducing the amount of electronics entering landfills. RoHS is the beginning, and WEEE is the end.
At Glasfil, all our products are complied to RoHS and WEEE legislation. It controls the 6 elements which are Bi, Br, Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb to level less than 100-1000ppm.
The impact from the RoHS AND WEE legislation Glasfil Polymer realization towards the importance of environment increased.As 1st edition of “Guide to Greener Electronic” released on August 2006, Glasfil Polymer incorporate greener environment policy into our company, with the objective to achieve a greener world. We recognize the need for environmentally responsible production, with the restriction of chemical compounds or materials that can harm the environment.We have developed our Green Policy Index in achieving our Objective that is to achieve at least Green Rating at 8.5 by Dec 31, 2008.
- Material management of resins (chemical), pigments, sprays and packaging materials.
- Voluntarily responsible in recycling all resins/packaging materials.
- Permanently phasing out CFC in production.
- Timeline in phasing out of all use PVC- and BFR- in manufacturing line.
- Reports on all amounts of materials recycled.
REGISTRATION, EVALUATION AND AUTHORIZATION OF CHEMICALS (REACH)
The EU’s new chemicals legislation REACH entered into force on June 1, 2007. It covers all chemical substances,manufactured or imported into the EU, in quantities of one tonne or more per year. Mandatory registration of new substances begin on June 1, 2008.REACH is based on the idea that industry itself is best placed to ensure that the chemicals it manufactures and put on the market in EU do not adversely affect human health or the environment. At Glasfil, we have Pre-Registered our materials used on December 2008.