Apple pulls out of EPEAT green registration, may not be able to sell computers to federal agencies

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    Apple pulls out of EPEAT green registration, may not be able to sell computers to federal agencies




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    Apple has withdrawn all its laptop and desktop computers from the EPEAT environmental rating system, including older MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to iFixit, who recently tore down a MacBook Pro and its retina screen, that's likely related to a design direction favoring smaller, lighter notebooks and longer battery life. Doing so required them to glue the cells to the aluminum shell, making it impossible to recycle the case and other parts -- iFixit couldn't pull the batteries out without spilling the (highly toxic) battery guts all over. Cupertino's decision means that many federal agencies might not be able to buy those products, since 95 percent of its electronics purchasing must conform to the EPEAT standard. On top of that, many educational institutions that require the certification would also need to opt out of Mac purchases, as well as large corporations like HSBC and Ford. Currently, iPhones and iPads are exempt from that certification, but considering recent ads from Apple specifically touting its conformance to EPEAT, the company might have some 'splaining to do.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    So form over environment... Automobile manufacturers do it all the time!
     
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    Isnt Microsoft also doing the same with the Surface Tablet .. sticking things to the glass.
     
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    NO!! the glass ( I hope so ) will be still be detachable and you didn't rad the whole thing !
    MS hasn't and dare not go against EPEAT !!! coz Enterprise is the greatest market for it !
     
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    lol .. its Enterprise Software where MS has its greatest market .. not Hardware... and the surface tab (version 1) is still a consumer device.
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    NO its not !! or it will not be made and marketed by MS !!!
    they can't do that, try to imagine the repercussions ;)
     
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    I'm still not convinced that the surface tab will get it right the first time around..

    Besides .. most pvt. corporations dont have such strict EPA norms to follow. Its a non issue for them atleast when the surface is concerned.
     
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    Whatever you may think.. is your own thought !!
    but corporations not following EPEAT.. will be castigated..
    do you even know what you are saying ?? :)
     
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    Not really.. havent loooked into EPEAT much .. :p
     

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