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Last summer, theApple decided to withdraw all its products from the EPEAT Registry. EPEAT is the non-profit organization that evaluates e certify the overall impact that an electronic device has on the environment. Even if theEPEAT started his work from computers, in a short time he included other electronic devices in his registers, the list is really long but theApple decided to exclude its products, the reason? According to the protavoce of Apple, Kristin Huguet, il EPEAT register it has many flaws and the brand Apple it could not appear in an imperfect system.
L'Apple measure theenvironmental impact of all its products and does so by applying the standards imposed by Energy Star. In addition, the Apple website reports the greenhouse gas emissions produced for each Apple device, estimates take into account factors such as removal of toxic materials, which EPEAT could not do.
Someone became suspicious of the move ofApple. A few months earlier, the iPhone company had introduced new ones to the market MacBook Pro with Retina display. The ultra-compact design laptops are characterized by a construction detail: the parts, including the battery, adhere to the case by means of a layer of adhesive glue. Adhesive glue is a very cheap but inexpensive material ecological, makes the notebook difficult to modify or repair and nearly impossible to to recycle.
L'Apple states that he does not need the register EPEAT to prove the sustainability of its products, however, the issue of ultra-thin notebooks ofApple, attracted the attention of the non-profit organization that wanted to conduct investigations. There EPEAT analyzed theenvironmental impact of the ultra-compact computers manufactured by Apple, Lenovo, Toshiba and Samsung. It appears that all of these computers have a green heart and meet environmental compliance requirements.
L'EPEAT focused on an important issue: can ultra-thin notebooks be upgraded, improved and repaired? That means, how long does the computer have before becoming a electrical waste? The technicians EPEAT of the Product Verification Committee performed specific tests, disassembled the computers and were able to ascertain the presence of all the requirements to be included in the Organization's Registers.
EPEAT is committed to promoting the dissemination of technologies greener and greener. The buyer has the right to be informed about theenvironmental impact which follows the choice of one product over another. The rigorous investigations conducted byEPEAT certify the environmental health of the MacBook Pro Apple.