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Whatever area of sustainable development we wanted to have information about, we were unable to get any. Even on request, no information was provided for us, particularly about the products.
Greenpeace does not mention Asustek in its eco-responsible information technology ranking… However, in its CSR report, Asustek for instance claims to have eliminated halogenated products little by little from its components, and to have done so since 2008. Several examples go to support the fact that Asustek is indeed committed, but hardly gives any information: the company shows the carbon footprint of some products, particularly the bamboo U53Jc notebook, but does not make any mention of this anywhere else. In the same way as the UL30A was ranked first by Greenpeace in its Electronics Survey 2010 annual challenge, where manufacturers voluntarily submit their best products for the NGO to give its expert opinion. It is a shame that these advantages are not highlighted on the products themselves.
If we look for information on governance, relations with stakeholders and commitments to NGOs, Asustek publishes a dedicated site which is to say the least terse.
So, torn between the good will shown by Asustek's CSR report and the reality in terms of the assessment of their products, it is difficult for us to give a clear-cut opinion, other than to say that the best is doubtless still to come as far as Asustek is concerned!
- 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 not have a surface coating for the plastic parts of the case/top
- Does identify the plastic components
- Does not send any information with regard to REACH
- No replacement parts provided
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Practical advice for use
Sell or donate your hardware at the pick-up points dedicated to reconditioning so that it can be reused
Take your used hardware to the dedicated collection points for WEEE so that it can be recycled
Recycle your desktop as a thin client