Waste electrical and electronic equipment
Proper treatment of waste electric and electronic equipment is very important environmental issue. WEEE contains many hazardous substances and materials with possible negative impact on the environment, e.g. heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium and flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). Waste management of WEEE would be divided in collection, transport and storage, sorting, dismantling and recycling process.
Environmental issues regarding WEEE laid down by the Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and the Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) are provided by the Act. No.185/2001 Coll. on waste in sections 37f-37o and under implementing Decree No. 352/2005 Coll., on particulars of handling electrical and electronic equipment and waste electrical and electronic equipment and on the detailed conditions of financing their handling.