THE EUROPEAN Commission is consulting the electronics industry on an ecological performance directive, which would force electrical companies to minimise the impact of their processes on the environment.

Brussels' draft law on the impact of electrical and electronic equipment would order companies to carry out an assessment of their manufacturing systems and would also tell them to "strive to prevent pollution" in the design, distribution and operation of a product.

Member States would have to block the sale of good and ...

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