Edward Herbert, Co-Chairman, PSMA Energy Efficiency Committee
“Vampire energy” is power used by appliances when they are “off.” Unplugging your cell phone charger saves about 500 watt-hours per year. Multiplied by millions of wall-warts, that is significant. On the other hand, we give far too little attention to the energy that we flush down the drain.
By 22 July 2014 all medical devices must be compliant to the RoHS II legislative Directive (2011/65/EU). The key question is, are you ready? It may feel like the deadline crept up rather fast for some, but we’ve known since July 2011 when RoHS II was published. There has been plenty of time, but if you’ve