The Czech Republic recently implemented the legal obligation to certify all WEEE Treatement facilities against CENELEC standards EN 50625. This new law entered into force in early 2021 and requires certification by an accredited company.
Other EU member states like France, the Netherlands and Ireland already implemented national legal requirements aimed at achieving mandatory compliance to the proposed Treatement standards.
“Since 2006, we and our producers invested a great deal of resources in order to be prepared for both local and European WEEE Treatement requirements, which are now subsequently in force. We have required our suppliers to meet these standards and retain the ability to control the performance of the depollution processes. We are happy to see that the CENELEC Certification has been implemented by means of legislation in the Czech Republic, which we always welcomed. We did our homework. We would like to see a harmonised implementation of such principles across Europe to ensure a level playing field and a fair approach that will reward our efforts “, says Roman Tvrznik, Chairman of ELEKTROWINNo.1 System EPR Czech Republic.
“We expect the WEEELABEX organisation to provide us with a costeffective, competent, independent, and impartial certification program for our subcontracted facilities” added Roman Tvrznik.
We are looking forward to more countries following this path!