Bob Mansfield 表示合適的 Apple 產品將重回 EPEAT 評估制度

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Apple 才退出了 EPEAT(電子產品環境影響評價制度)不到一個星期,正在處於退休交接期的 Apple 硬體工程部門 SVP Bob Mansfield 就發出公開信,表示「合適的 Apple 產品將重回 EPEAT 評估制度」(本來是 MacBook Pro 和 MacBook Air 等 39 項產品)。他在開首就指出「他們看見很多忠實的 Apple 客戶對公司退出 EPEAT 感到失望。他亦覺得這是錯誤之舉。」所以從今天開始,有關的 Apple 產品將重回 EPEAT 評估制度。

在信中他舉出不少公司對環保承諾的例證,例如他們連 EPEAT 不評審的領域也會關注到,成為業界首間將 BFR 和 PVC 等有毒物從生產中移除的公司;他們亦是唯一一間會報告生產過程中所產生的溫室氣體量的公司。另外,他們所生產的電腦亦符合美國政府的 ENERGY STAR 5.2 標準。最後,在公開信的尾段,他提到 Apple 在經歷這件事件(退出及重返 EPEAT)之後,跟 EPEAT 的關係因此而變得更緊密,並更期待他們接下來跟 EPEAT 及 IEEE 1680.1 標準的合作。所以,到底他們退出之舉跟新 MacBook Pro 的設計有沒有關係呢?無論如何,有關的信件可在引用來源找到。

因為有政府同教育機構都因此考慮唔採購Apple產品囉 ... green-registration/

Apple has withdrawn all its laptop and desktop computers from the EPEAT environmental rating system, including older MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to iFixit, who recently tore down a MacBook Pro and its retina screen, that's likely related to a design direction favoring smaller, lighter notebooks and longer battery life. Doing so required them to glue the cells to the aluminum shell, making it impossible to recycle the case and other parts -- iFixit couldn't pull the batteries out without spilling the (highly toxic) battery guts all over. Cupertino's decision means that many federal agencies might not be able to buy those products, since 95 percent of its electronics purchasing must conform to the EPEAT standard. On top of that, many educational institutions that require the certification would also need to opt out of Mac purchases, as well as large corporations like HSBC and Ford. Currently, iPhones and iPads are exempt from that certification, but considering recent ads from Apple specifically touting its conformance to EPEAT, the company might have some 'splaining to do.