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Apple says EPEAT environmental certification is behind the times, San Francisco plans to ban its products anyway

0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2012, 05:00 posted on

The environmental department of the San Francisco municipality is planning to send letters to all 50 agencies and departments there that Apple's products no longer qualify for purchase with government funds, and will make applying for a waiver from this ban a "long" and "onerous" process for each request...

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posted on 11 Jul 2012, 05:36 5

2. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Great News!!

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:16

8. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


actually, its a great news for lawyers, they can earn more money now.........actually,i love apple for its patents and lawsuits, it creates jobs for lawyers, if there won't be any legal battles, then only the engineers will survive and all those lawyers will starve to death lolzzzzzzzz

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 05:47 2

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


this is sad, i hope it wont banned in all US

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 13:54 2

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6658; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It clearly said U.S. Government and San Francisco in the article.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 05:48 4

4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


love it

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 06:19 5

5. Mr.Best (Posts: 75; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


You've gotta love that partially bitten fruit company...consistently arrogant.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 18:52 1

15. jroc74 (Posts: 4076; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I cant believe Apple is really this arrogant. Although...I have been keeping up with their lawsuits...lol.

Maybe they are.

And the iPhone just started getting picked by the govt in the last few years. Amazing.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 06:50 4

6. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Sweet! Karma is a biatch. =]

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 07:01 5

7. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Apple is just full of $hit isnt it?

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:38 7

9. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


"That certification is behind the times, everyone just throws s**t away now-a-days."

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 10:26 7

10. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


http://mashable.com/2012/07/11/apple-responds-criticism-epeat/#comment-18229803

look at the comments made by apple fans, some of them even said that he doesn't care about the environment, questioning what the environment has given him and that his macbook pro is all he needs to survive.

that's awesome, right?! I will trade the air, water, produce, everything! just for a hard-to-repair-and-recycle macbook pro..

typical arrogance of iFans..

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 18:50 1

14. jroc74 (Posts: 4076; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like I said....even tho Android has fanboys...ALL the mobile OS's do....

Some iFans seem a lil extra...special.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 10:46 3

11. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I'm pretty sure what they said means screw the environment.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 11:44 2

12. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What goes around, comes around. :)

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 20:17 1

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5664; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Apple doesn't even care bout the Environment. They prob don't even use recycle bags in their boxes or on their boxes

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 21:22 1

17. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


The HTC One X's are shipped with a compressed paper like case with removable insert and paper sleeve label. I thought that was pretty decent.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 23:06 1

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


"Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT, such as removal of toxic materials"

I guess this was not read by fandroids everywhere

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:49

19. roscuthiii (Posts: 1722; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"...removal of toxic materials."? A list of said materials perhaps? Otherwise it's just another meaningless corporate PR statement.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 04:33 1

21. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Except those toxic materials include the battery, which is GLUED INTO THE f**kING COMPUTER.

Apple saying it doesn't make it true.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:30

23. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is good that is glued. you rather have trown in the trash can like fandroids do..

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:48 1

24. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh god, why do you keep saying stupid s**t? The battery being glued into the chassis prevents it from being disposed of or recycled properly when the computer dies.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:36

22. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


what we need is prove, not some simple face-saving PR statements that 3rd grader can do better.

I guess this is something iFans can't think about.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:50

20. roscuthiii (Posts: 1722; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


It's a corporate PR statement... did anyone really expect a company of this size to say, "Oh no, they're completely right; we're just pulling out of this for a quarter of a percent."

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