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Apple Reverses Decision, Resumes Listing Products on Green Rating SystemApple Reverses Decision, Resumes Listing Products on Green Rating System

Allan Gerlat

July 16, 2012

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Apple Reverses Decision, Resumes Listing Products on Green Rating System

Apple Inc. has put its products back on a rating system for their environmental impact after pulling them off the system earlier.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based electronic products giant had pulled its products off of the rating system called EPEAT, which stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool. EPEAT is managed by the Portland, Ore.-based Green Electronics Council.

“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,” said Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of hardware engineering for Apple, in a statement on its website.

Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO, said in a statement the EPEAT site, “I am very happy to announce that all of Apple’s previously registered products, and a number of new products, are back on the EPEAT registry.”

The EPEAT registry, which began in 2006, aims to be a resource for consumers and and manufacturers to identify and promote environmentally preferable products.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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