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 (184.108.40.206.) For reuse/recycling facilities, Acer makes available information regarding identifying the presence and location of all materials and components that require selective treatment. Please contact Acer directly at RG.Acer@acer.com to obtain this information.
(B) Product Recycling Program (220.127.116.11.) Acer partners with Computers 4 Charity to offer Acer customers the opportunity to donate their old equipment to be refurbished and passed on to good causes across the UK For more information, please visit Computers 4 Charity website. Products that have reached the end of their useful life, can also be recycled by Computers 4 Charity.
(C) Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program (18.104.22.168.) Removable batteries can be recycled responsibly at local Household Waste Recycling Centres. Information on your local guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/recycling-collections.
(D) Service Support (22.214.171.124.)
Acer offers to all its customers of EPEAT-registered products, product repair and replacement services, or an alternative solution, for at least 3 years from the date of purchase. Access to these services can be obtained by Contacting Acer.
(E) Publicly available service information (126.96.36.199.) Acer makes available to the public for all silver and higher EPEAT-registered products, service and repair information. This information is available at the Acer Support site under Drivers & Manuals.
(F) Spare Parts (188.8.131.52.)
Acer offers to all its customers of EPEAT-registered products the option to purchase certain compatible spare parts, or provide an alternative solution, up to 3 years after discontinuation of the product, subject to spare part availability.
Examples of parts offered include:
a. Tablet: power supply or power cord
b. Chromebook: power supply or power cord
c. Laptop: mass storage device (in some models), memory, power supply, or power cord
d. Desktop: mass storage device, memory, keyboard or power cord
e. Monitor: VGA cable, power supply or power cord
Spare parts can be purchased separately or as part of a combined repair activity, these can only be accessed directly from an Acer Authorized Service partner.
Access to these services can be obtained by Contacting Acer.
(G) Battery Replacement Information (184.108.40.206.)
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 Acer products containing internal rechargeable batteries, such as notebook PCs, tablets, etc., battery replacement services can be accessed by Contacting Acer.
For more information on the EPEAT program please visit the EPEAT website.