Acer Aspire Vero, a laptop made from post-consumer recycled plastic
Acer recently announced the Aspire Vero, a sustainability-focused notebook made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic as part of the company’s “Earthion” sustainability mission.
“Earthion”, a combination of the words “Earth + Mission,” is a platform that seeks to help tackle environmental challenges by combining the strengths of the company, its supply chain partners, consumers (channels), and their employees to help tackle environmental challenges through innovative and integrated solutions, like the use of utilizing clean energy and sustainable materials.
Earthion’s primary topics of focus are:
• Energy – using 100% renewable energy, as a goal
• Product Design – green innovations
• Packaging Design – using less packaging and more recycled materials
• Production – minimizing impact on the environment
• Logistics – leaving a smaller carbon footprint
• Recycling – recycling, reusing, and repurposing resources
The first product within the Earthion platform is the Acer Aspire Vero. The company used post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic throughout the device’s chassis and keyboard caps. It also has eco-friendly packaging with a box made from 80-85% recycled paper pulp. For adapter protection, Acer uses paper sleeves instead of plastic. Furthermore, the laptop bag and the sheet between the keyboard and screen are made with 100% industrial recycled plastic.
All graphics on the shipping box are printed with soy ink, and the notebook itself contains no paint on the chassis, reducing the impact on the environment. It is held together by easily accessible, standardized screws for a simpler disassembly process. The notebook features unique yellow and volcano grey accents on its bumpers, and the text on the R and E keys have been inverted, calling out the 3 Re’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.
As for the laptop’s specs, it sports an 11th Gen Intel Core processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 1TB of M.2 SSD storage, a lifting-hinge design that slightly elevates the notebook when opened, AI noise suppression for video calls, Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.2 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port.
In addition to the Earthion platform, the Acer Group also announced that it has joined RE100, a global corporate renewable energy initiative that brings together hundreds of large and ambitious businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Acer also shared a pledge to achieve 100% renewable energy use by the year 2035.