Apple rejoins green tech program after spat
Earlier this week we reported that Apple’s products were removed from the EPEAT’s green product list due to different directions the Cupertino company were taking with their electronics. Well, it looks like their situation has reversed. According to reports online, all of Apple’s eligible products are now back on EPEAT’s list. Apple was hit with an “eco-backlash” when their products were removed, and it looks like they’ve changed their minds about being inconsistent with EPEAT’s requirements. Talk about a quick turnaround. Regardless of Apple’s stance when it comes to being environmental-friendly or not – I doubt it would have done much to affect its sales. Nokia has very green phones yet they haven’t seen the same amount of success that Apple has had over the past few years. How many of you care about how green a product is before you decide to purchase it? By Ubergizmo. Related articles: eco-amp: the recyclable iPhone amplifier, Apple
Apple said Friday it was rejoining a program to certify its products as environmentally friendly after a controversy that could have dented sales of its popular gadgets.
Fri 13 Jul 12 from Phys.org
San Francisco city officials on Thursday said that they have soured on Apple computers due to the Macintosh maker's decision to bail out of a program to promote making electronics earth friendly.
Thu 12 Jul 12 from Phys.org
(AP) — Apple's withdrawal from an environmental ratings registry has prompted at least one city — San Francisco — to stop buying its computers.
Wed 11 Jul 12 from Phys.org
Apple drew flak for temporarily leaving the EPEAT environmental standards organization. But EPEAT isn't the best measure of eco-friendliness.
Tue 17 Jul 12 from Livescience
Apple may have recently returned to the EPEAT fold, but don't count that as a win for the registry. It's far more likely that EPEAT blinked first.
Tue 17 Jul 12 from Extremetech
Recyclers still dispute the device's compliance with IEEE standards.
Mon 16 Jul 12 from Arstechnica
Apple has made a u-turn on a decision last week to remove its desktops and notebooks from the EPEAT 'green' registry following a public backlash from consumers, educational, state and ...
Mon 16 Jul 12 from Techspot
Calling its decision to abandon a green certification system for electronics "a mistake," Apple on Friday announced it would again submit its products for EPEAT certification.
Fri 13 Jul 12 from CNN
Earlier this week we reported that Apple’s products were removed from the EPEAT’s green product list due to different directions the Cupertino company were taking with their ...
Fri 13 Jul 12 from Ubergizmo
Apple is returning its products to a green certification scheme a week after pulling out of the registry.
Fri 13 Jul 12 from BBC Technology