Focus on… Czech Republic

The Chamber of Deputies in the Czech Republic has revised the extended producer responsibility (EPR) waste legislation and approved a new Act No. 542/2020 On End-of-Life Products, which repeals Act No. 185 of 14 June 2001 On Waste and Amendment.

The EPR provisions apply to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), batteries, tyres, and vehicles, but not to packaging.

The new law requires producer responsibility organisations (PROs) to operate a collective scheme for only one type of product, not separate schemes for batteries and EEE. Furthermore, the one-to-one takeback obligation will apply to non-household WEEE from 1st January 2021.

Some small changes concerning producers’ obligations in terms of registration, keeping records, reporting, and labelling of EEE are also provided.

The amendment establishes a mandatory visible fee for all EEE. From 1st January 2021, the producer, the distributor and last seller (retailer) of any EEE – including non-household EEE – must state the costs of takeback, processing, use and disposal of WEEE per unit or per kg of EEE on a separate line before VAT on the tax document (invoice).

The Czech Republic is one of the countries covered by Landbell Group’s Regulatory Tracking Reports. Find out more about the reports here.

For more information on EPR in the Czech Republic, please contact us.

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