Apple Responds to Criticism Over EPEAT Withdrawal
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.