15 Jul '12, 12am

Apple reverses course, rejoins green tech registry

Apple reverses course, rejoins green tech registry

Facing criticism from customers and potential loss of government contracts, computer giant Apple rejoined a green product registry it abandoned earlier this month. In a statement issued Friday , Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, Bob Mansfield, admitted the company had erred in removing its products from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), an initiative that sets environmental standards for electronics products. "We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system," Mansfield wrote. "I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT." Mansfield went on to say that Apple is committed to reducing the impact of its products on the environment and plans to strengthen its relationship with EP...

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