env-2.jpg Image

Minimizing Environmental Impact

Planar understands the importance of materials selection and how product design impacts recyclability at end-of-life. General information about some of the key regulations affecting Planar products can be found below.


RoHS refers to 2011/65/EU and restricts the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), mercury (Hg), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

Additional restrictions on four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) go into effect on July 22, 2019 as part of EU 2015/863. This amendment was passed on March 31, 2015 and will bring the total number of substances restricted under the RoHS framework to ten.


European Community Regulation EC 1907/2006 deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. Different substances have different requirements for registration, notification, and restricted applications.


WEEE refers to the 2012/19/EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive adopted in July 2012 and regulates the management of electronic waste inside the European Union. All Planar products are marked in accordance with this Directive.

View Planar's Corporate Environmental Policy

Contact Planar's Environmental Program

For additional information about Planar's Environmental Program, one of Planar's products, or to request a Recycling Form, please contact us.

Additional Resources

Electronic Waste Information by State

All electronic waste should be properly handled and disposed of at end-of-life in order to minimize risk to consumers and environmental impact.

Learn More

Conflict Minerals

Planar places a high value on the safety, health, and ethical treatment of all individuals in its supply chain.

Learn More

Environmental Initiatives

Planar recognizes that its operations and products have direct impacts on the environment and works proactively to minimize them.

Learn More