Refrigerators, washing machines, computers and game consoles. We are surrounded by countless electronics in our day-to-day lives. And all of these electronics are made using a wide variety of materials. While some materials contribute to economic growth and social development, they can also be a source of air and soil pollution, or have negative impacts on human health if not managed properly. With environmental regulations restricting the use of hazardous substances growing more rigorous — with the RoHS Directive foremost — Hitachi High-Tech Science began sales of its "RoHS Application-Compliant Equipment Data Acquisition System" in November 2021. This system helps to tighten controls on hazardous substances, supporting companies in their progress toward sustainable manufacturing.