Apple walks away from green certification - and back
On July 9, 2012 Treehugger reported the following:
“Last week, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a certification program for electronics that requires participating companies to meet certain environmental standards, announced that Apple had pulled all 39 of its laptops, monitors and desktop computers that had been certified from the program (the program does not yet cover mobile technologies like the iPhone and iPad). By leaving the program, the Apple computers and monitors can no longer be purchased by the federal government and its agencies, which require that 95 percent of the electronics purchased be EPEAT certified.“ Read the whole article on Treehugger.com here.
This morning EPEAT CEO Robert Frisbee announces the following:
„I am very happy to announce that all of Apple’s previously registered products, and a number of new products, are back on the EPEAT registry. Apple has joined us in addressing these events in a message on their website“. Read the whole article on Epeat.net here.
In a letter from Bob Mansfield on Apple's website he sais:
“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. I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT.“ Read the whole article here.
From the above we should have learned, again, that our wallet is the most powerful weapon in the environmental fight. Let's use it.
Megan Treacy, Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Apple snýr baki við umhverfisvottun og hættir svo við “, Náttúran.is: July 14, 2012 URL: http://www.nature.is/d/2012/07/14/apple-snyr-baki-vid-umhverfisvottun/ [Skoðað:April 15, 2021]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.