The activities of the compliance scheme and take-back process are conducted in accordance with the following legislation:
The Act regulates rights and obligations of persons in waste management, stipulates rules for the prevention of waste, adherence to environmental protection, human health protection and constant sustainable development.
- Decree No. 237/2002 Coll. on Details of the Manner of Taking Back Some Products, as amended by later regulations
- Decree No. 352/2005 Coll. on Handling Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, as amended by later regulations
The implementing legislation (decrees) to the Act on Waste stipulates details applying to the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment and ways of disposing of electrical and electronic equipment and waste electrical and electronic equipment.
- Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
superseded as of 4 July 2012 by
- Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (was to be implemented by Czech legislation by 14 February 2014 but will become effective most likely in autumn 2014)
The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – in first place is the prevention of rising of waste electrical and electronic equipment, its re-use, recycling and further forms of utilisation in order to reduce the amount of waste intended for removal. The directive strives to improve the European Union’s environmental protection and raw material self-sufficiency.