As of 14 August 2005, the amendment to Act No. 185/2001 Coll. on Waste obliges manufacturers and importers of electrical equipment to set up a system to ensure and finance the take-back, processing and environmentally sound disposal of electrical equipment.
For the purposes of the Act it means:
a) electrical or electronic equipment (hereinafter referred to as electrical equipment) - equipment whose function depends on an electric current or an electromagnetic field or equipment for the generation, transmission and measurement of an electric current or an electromagnetic field, which belongs to one of the groups listed in Annex 7 to this Act and which is intended for use at a voltage not exceeding 1000 V for alternating current and 1500 V for direct current, with the exception of equipment intended exclusively for national defence purposes.
b) electrical waste - electrical equipment that has become waste, including components, components and consumable parts that are part of the equipment at that time.
c) re-use - the use of returned electrical equipment or electrical equipment that has become waste or components of such electrical equipment without further reprocessing for the same purpose for which it was originally intended.
d) treatment of e-waste - any operation carried out after the receipt of e-waste at an e-waste treatment facility for the purpose of decontamination, dismantling, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal, or any other activity carried out with a view to the recovery or disposal of e-waste.
e) producer - a natural or legal person authorised to conduct business, regardless of the method of sale, including the use of means of distance communication.
• manufactures and sells electrical equipment under its own brand, or
• sells, under his own brand, electrical equipment manufactured by other suppliers, unless the name or business name of the person referred to in point 1 appears on the equipment; or
• imports electrical equipment into the Czech Republic as part of its business activities, or places such electrical equipment on the market in the Czech Republic
f) household electrical equipment - used electrical equipment originating from households or similar in nature and quantity to electrical waste from legal entities and natural persons authorised to do business.
g) take-back of electrical equipment - the collection of used electrical equipment from households from consumers without payment at a place designated by the manufacturer.
h) separate collection of electrical waste - collection of used electrical equipment not originating from households from end users at a place designated for this purpose by the manufacturer.
The ecological disposal of the relevant equipment imported by SHANTI & Co. s.r.o. (scales, alarm clocks, clocks, electric shredders, vaporizers,...) is ensured within the framework of the RETELA collective system.
We do not charge recycling fees, but we pay them on behalf of the consumer.
The relevant products are legally marked and comply with European Standard EN 50419, which sets out the graphic form of the symbol.
Environmental disposal The symbol of the crossed-out underlined bin indicates so-called new electrical equipment, i.e. equipment imported or manufactured after 13.8.2005, and also (explicitly) indicates that this product must not be disposed of in municipal waste. It is the user's responsibility to take any used electrical equipment to a pre-designated collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. Sorting and recycling such waste will help to preserve the natural environment and ensure a recycling method that protects human health and the environment. For more information on how to recycle your waste, please contact your local municipality, the waste collection company, the collection scheme website (www.retela.cz), the MoE portal or the shop where you bought the product. Hand in the equipment unassembled and complete. This is because electrical equipment contains some hazardous substances, and only by disposing of the equipment properly and unassembled will it ensure that no harmful substances escape from the product and that it is disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. This will limit the harmful effects on the environment and human health."
In accordance with §37h (1) (c) of Act No. 7/2005 Coll., the RETELA collective system assumes responsibility for the producer of electrical equipment (the obliged person) for the waste generated at the end of the life of electrical equipment, i.e. ensures its collection, dismantling, recycling and subsequent recovery as required by law. The obliged person (SHANTI & Co. Ltd.) pays a recycling contribution to the RETELA system, the amount of which is determined according to the group of electrical equipment under which the obliged person falls and the quantity of goods placed on the market in the previous year.
RETELA, s.r.o., after a careful selection procedure, built a network between collection points, collection companies, dismantling centres and processors on a contractual basis. This network will cover the entire territory of the Czech Republic, with a reasonable density.
Information on collection points can be found on the website of the collective system for the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment - RETELA.