Product Recycling | ACER ESG
The problem of treating the waste of electronic and electrical products has already become among the most pressing international environmental protection issues. It is also a major environmental concern at Acer.
During our product design, we strive to reduce the environmental impact of the product at each stage of its life cycle by eco-design and aiming to design environmentally friendly, easily recycled products. Through both voluntary and legally required recycling programs, we provide consumers with compliant, convenient recycling channels and promote recycling and reuse of ICT products. Acer' products embody the concepts of individual producer responsibility (IPR) as we endeavor to reduce our environmental impact to societies, communities and pledge to work with stakeholders like governments, consumers and retailers to undertake responsibility for the recycling and management of e-waste.
The European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive entered into force on 13th August 2005, and its recast Directive 2012/19/EU re-classified all EEE products into 6 category from 15th August 2018. Meanwhile, in order to optimize re-use and recovery through product design, the whole life cycle of the product should be taken into account per Directive 2009/125/EC.
Symbol for the Marking of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The WEEE Directive requires producers to mark electrical and electronic equipment put on the market after August 13, 2005 with a ‘crossed-out wheeled bin’ symbol. This is for reminding consumers not to dispose of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to collect such WEEE separately. Please check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
Acer also carefully follows the European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive with regard to products, batteries, and packaging, aiming to pursue recycling and reduction and providing consumers with information on local recycling channels through their respective national Acer websites.