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San Francisco will no longer buy Macs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 12 Jul 2012 11:05 User comments (7)

San Francisco will no longer buy Macs Thanks to Apple's decision to withdraw from an environmental ratings registry, the city of San Fransisco has said it will no longer buy Mac computers with city funds.
Apple has removed its products from EPEAT's (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registry and will
also stop submitting its products to EPEAT for environmental ratings.

Officials with the San Francisco Department of Environment simply stated that Macs will "no longer qualify" to be purchased with city funds, although waivers can be procured through a long and tedious process.

EPEAT is a non-profit that strives to make it easier to buy environmentally friendly electronics. Most of the major manufacturers like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and Sony are in the registry.

The buying ban will only be on Macs, not iPhones or iPads.

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7 user comments

112.7.2012 23:30

Yeah, that'll fix Apple........not!

"Do not underestimate the power of an enemy, no matter how great or small, to rise against you another day." - Atilla

213.7.2012 08:31

EPEAT standards are pretty old and aren't very practical nor do they push computer design to a higher standard anymore

EPEAT doesn't have criteria for phones and tablets which is why the iphone and ipad are not prohibited.

313.7.2012 12:05

It's possible the EPEAT standards don't cover lithium ion technology (or the new variants) which will probably have us all revisiting this story when it comes to new Android devices as well.

I've made it no secret when it comes to loathing Apple, but government sanctions & their saber rattling are woefully behind the times. Not to mention, the people 'peeling the banana' are about as technologically advanced as a turnip.

With the micronization of all this crap & the recycling being done, I REALLY refuse to believe the same carbon foot print is being laid here. These guys really need to take another undeserved week off & use it for a jalapeno high colonic.

413.7.2012 12:10

Aren't they buried in the huge deficits we hear Cali has? How can they afford that high priced stuff anyway?

Just my $0.02,


513.7.2012 12:25

I guess they don't pass Californias emission tests.

20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

613.7.2012 12:26

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Aren't they buried in the huge deficits we hear Cali has? How can they afford that high priced stuff anyway?

Ding ding ding ding ding... we have a winner! Tell him what he won Bob! :)

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