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Apple concedes leaving green registry EPEAT was a "mistake", and rejoins the scheme

One News Page Staff
Saturday, 14 July 2012

Apple concedes leaving green registry EPEAT was a mistake, and rejoins the schemeby

Technology giant Apple rejoined the green EPEAT environmental rating scheme only a week after exiting, admitting it had made a "mistake".

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- In a rare admission of error, Apple Inc. backtracked its decision to leave EPEAT, the environmental standards group for electronics products, and rejoined the green rating scheme.

After exiting the group earlier this week, governments and universities that use the registry when making buying decisions threatened to suspend purchases of Apple products.

The federal government reportedly requires that 95 percent of its purchased computers have EPEAT certification.

Apple's decision to leave the scheme followed the release of its new MacBook Pro laptop which is reported to be hard to disassemble and recycle, meaning the device would have been unlikely to have secured the scheme's top rating.

Apple confirmed its decision to drop out of EPEAT was a "mistake" and its eligible products are now back on the registry.

Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president for hardware engineering, said: "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 recognise that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT," Mansfield wrote in a statement posted on the company's website.

Environmental group Greenpeace commended Apple on its return to the EPEAT registry.

"We applaud Apple for ’thinking green, not greedy’ and listening to its customers’ calls not o pit design needs against the environment," Greenpeace said in a statement.

"We await more details that ensure that future versions of Apple’s computers will be built with easily removable, recyclable and upgradable parts, unlike the current MacBook Pro," the statement continued.

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