Guide to Greener Electronics - Acer March 2009

Publication - 31 March, 2009
Acer’s score has dropped slightly from 4.7 to 4.5 points, but it stays in 11th place. The company is not penalised for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVCvinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all products by the end of 2009 as internal communication with Acer reveals that it believes that it can stillmeet this commitment.Acer scores most points for its efforts on toxic chemicals with a commitment to phase out all phthalates, beryllium and compounds and antimony and compounds inall new products by 2012. However, it does not yet have any products that are completely free of PVC and BFRs on the market, although a few models of monitor arealmost free of BFRs and PVC, except for the power cord.

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