quote from myself from a while agö:
Dirk_Hendrik wrote:A shortie about RoHS, just to keep in the back of our minds.
RoHS is one of the best things happening in the nowadays industry, not electronics alone although it largely affects the electronics industry.
The stuff we play with, wether it's effects, amplifiers or electronic instruments can be considered one of the "victims" of RoHS. Our stuff in general will be used for many years, gets repaired, gets used again, repaired again, ends up in collections, etc etc. It will, in very limited quantities only, end up in the waste bin. They keep their value.
The main target for RoHS is the stuff with an expected economical life of between 3 to 8 years. DVD players, MP3 players, TV's, Computers. AKA, all consumer electronics goods which, at the point they break down (or earlier) have no value left whatsoever.
This leaves RoHS as an enormous PITA for us, musicians, but in it's overall perspective, takes an enormous strain off the environment we live in.
And let's not forget that.
And I stick to this.