Apple Responds to Criticism Over EPEAT Withdrawal

Posted July 11, 2012 at 3:59am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6559 views

Apple has responded to criticism of its decision to withdraw from the U.S. government backed registration of environmentally friendly electronics, known as EPEAT.

The company submitted the following statement to The Loop.

"Apple takes a comprehensive approach to measuring our environmental impact and all of our products meet the strictest energy efficiency standards backed by the US government, Energy Star 5.2," Apple representative Kristin Huguet, told The Loop. "We also lead the industry by reporting each product's greenhouse gas emissions on our website, and Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT, such as removal of toxic materials."

Earlier today it was reported that San Francisco plans to block purchases of Apple desktops and laptops by municipal agencies following the decision to drop EPEAT.

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george - July 14, 2012 at 8:02pm
Extortion…plain and simple! Rainbow coalition by way of EPEAT and the white folks targets the biggest tech company for money. Cleaver thieves are they…
Tim Cook - July 11, 2012 at 5:29pm
ontrack - July 11, 2012 at 5:24pm
Got the last of the 17" macbook pros with 2.4 Ghz 16GB memory SSD Don't need no retina this thing flys @ 18 seconds bootup time, All the pro retinas to me are like EMACHINES
Hal - July 11, 2012 at 5:17pm
These standards are all about making money by extorting companies to get your certification (which usually cost BIG BUCKS). A little inside help from the government and, bingo, you have a multimillion dollar scam.
Sharpshooter - July 11, 2012 at 4:21pm
New macbooks are so not user friendly that if your battery stops working you might need to pay apple to replace it, no more going to the store and buy a new one or one with a higher capacity. So you get what you pay and if you need an upgrade it'll cost you a new machine. Im not sure about the hard drives but thats probably solder to the mainboard as well. So new macbook: No upgradable RAM No exchangable or replacable battery
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