12 Jul '12, 2pm

Apple Abandons Green Products Program

Apple Abandons Green Products Program

Apple Abandons Green Products Program 0 Tweet by Crystal Wiltshire July 12, 2012 Categories: Causes , Environment . Photo: ww.apple.com This week tech giant Apple shocked the environmental community by announcing that they will no longer conform to eco-friendly standards set by certifier, EPEAT. “Apple has said that their design direction is not compatible with EPEAT standards,” says EPEAT boss Robert Frisbee. “It’s kind of odd since they’ve helped design” those standards. EPEAT is a global registry for environmentally conscious electronics and is backed by the EPA. Apple has held a gold rating from the organization, a fact that they have been very proud of in the past. A San Francisco city official says he doesn’t understand the move. “It’s really bad for EPEAT and it’s really bad for anyone trying to do green purchasing.” Indeed, the city will no longer be able to purcha...

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