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Retina MacBook Pro now EPEAT certified

14 July 2012 1,835 views 5 Comments

It seems Apple’s Bob Mansfield isn’t the only one backpedaling. EPEAT, the organization that certifies electronics devices’ repair and recyclability, is now listing the Retina MacBook Pro as EPEAT Gold certified, quite an about face given previous comments from the organization’s CEO.

“If the battery is glued to the case it means you can’t recycle the case and you can’t recycle the battery,” said EPEAT chief Robert Frisbee recently.

Given that the Retina MacBook Pro’s batteries, as well as its display components, are indeed glued to the chassis, then Apple’s popular new portable shouldn’t have been awarded EPEAT Gold Certification. Retina MacBook Pro doesn’t receive top marks in every rating, however, and Apple does get points for removing toxic chemicals.

Whereas Apple hardware VP Bob Mansfield had said that leaving EPEAT was a “mistake,” a move the company rectified on Friday, it appears that EPEAT felt a few pangs of guilt, too, as the two organizations have now made nice…

Will this satisfy Apple’s critics?

via Electronista

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