Apple no longer “green”?

I’m a HUGE Apple fan, have been since I was but a wee lass playing on my Apple IIe. I must say, however, the recent news that Apple has dropped out of EPEAT® has me questioning if I want to continue purchasing their products.

I’m by no means perfect when it comes to being environmentally responsible, but I do like to try as best as I can to make sure I’m doing my part to help out Mother Earth. EPEAT® is a “comprehensive environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment”, according to their website. Apple decided to drop out of this program, indicating that their newest designs, such as the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, don’t allow for compliance with EPEAT. Really? Are we moving backwards now, where we don’t care that our stylistic preferences and comfort take precedence over being environmentally friendly?

Again, there is room for improvement in many areas of my life in terms of being “green”, but I’ve been happy as a clam with Apple computer designs that apparently were EPEAT friendly, and wish they would continue to be so my conscious won’t have to struggle with purchasing the new MacBook Pro.


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