Wait, Apple Is Back on EPEAT's Green List

After pulling its products from the green electronics registry, Apple has now reversed course. Score one for customer feedback.

Remember last week when we told you that the City of San Francisco had announced it would stop purchasing Apple products because the tech giant had opted to remove them all from EPEAT, the definitive global registry of environmentally friendly electronics? Well, over the weekend, Apple announced that they'd be back on the EPEAT bus. Said Apple's Bob Mansfield:

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.


Apple has taken a beating for the less-than-green design of the latest generation of the MacBook Pro which has RAM and storage that is not user serviceable or replaceable, and while it's far from clear what effect small bans like the one threatened by the City of San Francisco had on the abrupt about face, the outcome pleases the editorial board of the SF Chronicle.

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