Apple has never been known to be a green minded company in the first place, and here we are with word that Cupertino is no longer considered to be environmentally friendly where their product range is concerned, especially after Apple had requested the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) group which is in charge of setting environmental standards for electronics to remove all 39 – yup, you read that right, all 39 of its products from its green registry. The Wall Street Journal‘s corporate-technology blog, CIO Journal, claimed that this particular request happened at the end of last month. EPEAT went ahead with the announcement sometime last week.
According to Robert Frisbee, CEO of EPEAT, “They said their design direction was no longer consistent with the EPEAT requirements. They were important supporters and we are disappointed that they don’t want their products measured by this standard anymore.”
Apple used to be proud of their environmental friendliness, starting off with their vaunted MacBook Pro which proved to be energy efficient, was recyclable and carried far less toxins. Not only that, Apple’s website had a section which was dedicated to its recycling program.
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