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07-08-2012, 12:42 AM #1
Apple Pulls Products and Decides Against Submitting to EPEAT Registry
Apple recently notified the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) that it is withdrawing its products from the EPEAT registry and won’t be submitting new products to the registry for environmental rating. The folks over at CIO Journal were given a chance to speak with the CEO of EPEAT, Robert Frisbee, who ended up offering more insight into Apple’s decision:
They said their design direction was no longer consistent with EPEAT requirements. The company did not elaborate. They were important supports and we are disappointed that they don’t want their products measured by this standard anymore.
According to my EPEAT contacts, Apple’s mobile design direction is in conflict with the intended direction of the standard. Specifically, the standard lays out particular requirements for product “disassemble-ability,” a very important consideration for recycling: “External enclosures, chassis, and electronic subassemblies shall be removable with commonly available tools or by hand.”
Source: CIO Journal, iFixIt
07-08-2012, 05:16 AM #2
Hmmm... it makes sense to me.
07-08-2012, 05:55 AM #3
Don't tell me apple's coming up with their own certification from now on...
07-08-2012, 09:26 AM #4
I hope this backfires on Apple and bites them on the arse
Damaging the enviroment by making products less recyclable is a very bad move on their part
07-08-2012, 09:33 AM #5
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07-08-2012, 10:31 AM #7
I think its clear they can do what they want and in the end they will win anyway. Disagree with me all you want, yet Apple always has a plan.
07-08-2012, 12:55 PM #8
The only way Apple products ever get "recycled", is when someone buys a new Apple product, and then sells or gives away their old one. 😄El Zurdo
07-08-2012, 02:03 PM #9
Out of curiosity, how so?
Out of curiosity, how so??
07-08-2012, 03:00 PM #10
Apple products tend to stay in circulation longer than others though. Many people buy older Macs when people upgrade. And at decent prices too. I have been doing that for awhile. Selling my old Mac to help pay for new one.