ELEKTROWIN a.s. is a non-profit organisation founded for purposes other than business, namely the purposes of operating and managing a collective system, ensuring the common fulfilment of the obligations stipulated by the amendment of the law for manufacturers, in terms of return, separate collection, processing, use and removal of electronic equipment and electronic waste. Subject of enterprise: The operation and management of a collective system ensuring that producers pursuant to § 37g (e) of Waste Act No. 185/2001 Coll., as amended, jointly comply with their obligations as set out in Part 8 of Chapter II of Waste act No. 185/2001 Coll., as amended, for the separate collection, taking back, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Take-back points and special containers are founded all over the Czech Republic, supplemented by mobile collection services and, for example, collection events organised by volunteer firefighters. ELEKTROWIN has now created more than collection points,
The collection network consists of around 4,600 fixed points where people have the opportunity to hand in used electrical and electronic appliances – they have this opportunity at contracted collection points in municipalities and at registered end retailers and service points. Moreover, there are more than 8,000 other collection points created at schools, volunteer fire brigades, companies and municipalities with mobile collection services.
ELEKTROWIN has, since 2005, when it was founded by a group of producers of electrical and electronic appliances to help them comply with the new obligations imposed on them by law, ensured the recycling of 17 million appliances of a total weight of 290,000 tons.
In 2016, when the economic recession of recent years and all consequences on purchasing behaviour among consumers subsided, we were able to achieve an increase of take-back of 24 %. We therefore reached our original target of 34,500 tons of taken-back appliances - indeed we succeeded in collecting exactly 44,349 tons.