EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is an environmental performance assessment tool which began in 2003 with a stakeholder process convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has grown to become the leading global ecolabel for the IT sector. The EPEAT program provides independent verification of manufacturers’ claims and the EPEAT online registry lists sustainable products from a broader range of manufacturers than any comparable ecolabel.
Manufacturers register products in EPEAT based on the devices’ ability to meet certain required and optional criteria that address the full product lifecycle, from design and production to energy use and recycling. Bronze-registered products meet all of the required criteria in their category. Silver-registered products meet all of the required criteria and at least 50% of the available optional points, while Gold-registered products meet all of the required criteria and at least 75% of the available optional points.
The standard underlying the EPEAT system is IEEE 1680.1™ – 2018 Standard for Environmental and Social Responsibility Assessment of Computers and Displays. The standard criteria address the full product lifecycle, from design and production to energy use and recycling, and were developed through a balanced voluntary consensus process involving multiple stakeholders, including sustainability advocates, manufacturer representatives, purchasing professionals, academics, recycling providers, and policy representatives.
Acer offers many EPEAT-registered products, which can be found by searching the EPEAT registry. In addition, Acer offers the following products and services for its EPEAT-registered products:
Services offered for products registered to EPEAT (IEEE 1680.1™ – 2018)
(A) Identification of materials and components requiring selective treatment (126.96.36.199.)
Acer provides information to Reuse and Recycling Facilities on how to identify the presence and location of all materials and components that require selective treatment. To obtain this information, please visit our recycling partner MRI (E-cycle solutions) at https://mri.com.au.
In their website you will find everything you need to know about recycling and locations for dropping off your unwanted electronics and batteries.
(B) Product Recycling Program (188.8.131.52.)
Acer offers a product recycling program to ensure that once a product reaches the end of its useful life that it is recycled responsibly. For more information on how to recycle your end-of-life product, please visit our recycling partner MRI (E-cycle solutions) at https://mri.com.au.
(C) Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program (184.108.40.206.)
Acer offers a removable rechargeable battery recycling program to ensure that once your battery reaches the end of its useful life that it is recycled responsibly. For more information on how to recycle your end-of-life rechargeable battery, please visit our recycling partner MRI (e-cycle solutions) at https://mri.com.au/services/e-waste-and-battery-recycling.
(D) Service Support (220.127.116.11.)
Acer offers to customers of all EPEAT-registered products, product repair and replacement services for at least 3 years from the date of sale. These services can be obtained through our Acer Online Support page https://au.answers.acer.com/app/ask or by downloading the following attachments:
(E) Publicly available service information (18.104.22.168.)
Acer makes available to the public for all silver and higher EPEAT-registered products, service and repair information. The information is provided in our Acer Support website under https://www.acer.com/ac/en/AU/content/drivers and by clicking the following links:
(F) Spare Parts (22.214.171.124.)
Acer offers customers of all EPEAT-registered products the option to purchase certain compatible spare parts (same specifications or higher specification parts) within 3 years after discontinuation of the product to increase the operational life of that product. Examples of parts offered include:
Tablet: power supply or power cord
Chromebook: power supply or power cord
Laptop: mass storage device (in some models), memory, power supply, or power cord
Desktop: mass storage device, memory, keyboard or power cord
Spare parts may only be offered as part of a replacement service offered by Acer or its authorised repair service providers.
(G) Battery Replacement Information (126.96.36.199.)
EPEAT-registered products may contain batteries that are replaceable once they reach the end of their useful life.
For products that ship with accessories such as remote controls, keyboards, mice, etc., containing alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, etc.), please refer to your product user guide for instructions on how to replace those batteries. Alkaline replacement batteries are available off-the-shelf at any retail store that carries standard alkaline batteries. Please dispose of spent batteries in accordance with your local waste disposal laws.
For main product rechargeable batteries, such as those powering notebook PCs, tablets, etc., battery replacement services can be obtained through our Acer Online Support page https://au.answers.acer.com/app/ask.
(H) Product Upgradeability & Repairability (188.8.131.52.)
For products that claim 184.108.40.206., Acer makes available a minimum number of product upgrade or repair features available after purchase of the product. The hardware features that are upgradeable or replaceable without soldering or de-soldering and using only commonly available tools are listed in the table below.
Available hardware features may only be offered as part of an upgrade, repair, or replacement service offered by Acer or its authorized repair service providers. These services can be obtained our Acer Online Support page https://au.answers.acer.com/app/ask.