The activities of the compliance scheme and take-back process are conducted in accordance with the following legislation:
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.
Czech legislation is based on European Union directives:
- 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superseded as of 4 July 2012 by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)
and an amendment
The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – the first 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.