11 Jul '12, 9pm

How Apple's withdrawal from green registry affects purchasers

How Apple's withdrawal from green registry affects purchasers

Apple's withdrawal from the EPEAT green electronics registry late last week came as a shock not only because the move was unexplained, but also because Apple helped craft the very system it has now left. When pulling out of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool registry that rates laptops, desktops and monitors based on their energy use, toxics and recyclability, Apple took 39 products off the table for companies, governments and schools that follow environmental procurement policies. "They were already registered. They meet the standard," said Sarah O’Brien, EPEAT's director of outreach and communications, on Tuesday. "From the purchaser standpoint, it's a little bit problematic when they were already buying those products." How much Apple's departure from the registry cuts into its sales is yet to be seen. While most -- if not all -- environmental purchasi...

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Apple Abandons Green Products Program

Apple Abandons Green Products Program

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greenbiz.com 13 Jul '12, 7pm

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