ACER Aspire 4820T
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A desire that is reinforced by the publication of a CSR report based on the GRI standards, but which does not yet appear in the organisation's publications and for which no validation has been carried out by an independent third party.
Among its commitments in the above-mentioned CSR report, Acer says it wants to banish brominated flame retardants from its plastics and circuits. Unfortunately, in 2011, we still find these substances in the brand's products, if the data published in the eco-declarations we have studied are anything to go by. Certainly, some models which are free from them have been marketed, but it is not yet the majority.
In 2009 Acer also committed itself to measuring the carbon footprint of its products, a footprint that has so far not been communicated.
Greenpeace noted the same undertakings on the part of Acer with regard to these topics and gave them a high value in the 2011 edition of its Greener Electronics guide. Acer got a score of 2.9/10, maintaining its 12th place.
Finally, socially speaking, we regret Acer's reluctance to talk about the subject. The company announces its participation in 81 varied community projects supporting education, health and childhood, being actively involved via the Acer Foundation, but without any declared partnership with NGOs. The objectives for 2011 are to develop voluntary work within the company.
- Does not contain mercury in the light sources
- Memory can be increased or replaced
- Storage capacity can be increased or replaced
- Modules (CD/DVD reader, USB ports etc.) can be added or replaced
- Does have parts and labels that can be easily separated
- Contains 0% of recycled plastic
- Contains 0% bioplastics
- Does not send any information with regard to REACH
- No replacement parts provided
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Practical advice for use
Use a universal charger
Regularly delete the applications you do not use
Sell or donate your hardware at the pick-up points dedicated to reconditioning so that it can be reused