Michael Kirschner of Design Chain Associates is encouraging those in the electronics industry to take a survey that will be sent to RoHS regulators.
From Kirschner’s email:
It is not often that one is presented with the opportunity to directly influence global regulations, but this is such an opportunity with a deadline of December 14th.
The European Union is reviewing the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, and dozens of other regional, country, and state / provincial governments are evaluating substance restrictions for electronic and electrical equipment. As the EU reviews RoHS and as other economies consider substance restrictions, it is critical for the industry to provide policymakers with quantitative data on the true costs of RoHS compliance.
By spending approximately 25 minutes completing a survey administered by independent consulting firm Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI is a valued partner of DCA’s; we are involved in the survey development and analysis for this project) and funded by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), you will be one of 100 to 200 people reporting business realities, costs, and benefits of the EU RoHS Directive. The responses are anonymous, but the objectively analyzed aggregate data will be presented to policy makers who are eagerly awaiting this necessary feedback.
For reporting your experiences, costs, and benefits by the December 14th deadline, you will receive a complimentary summary of this landmark study as well as a copy of Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment, a book by TFI Founder and Director of TFI Environment Pamela Gordon.
As an alternative to completing the web-based survey, let us know if you would prefer to be interviewed by telephone by replying here with which days and timeslots are convenient for you, which time zone you are in, and the telephone number to call..
We invite you to START NOW. Thanks from all of us at CEA, TFI, and DCA.
Design Chain Associates, LLC