San Francisco Kicks Apple to the Curb Following Green Removal

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple recently removed a key green certification from its Macintosh computer line and the city of San Francisco, California responded by giving the company the boot.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Department of Environment will no longer allow funding for city agencies to buy the company’s computers.  Apple had previously been part of an EPEAT initiative, ensuring that its products met energy efficiency and recycling standards.

While it’s unknown why the company backed off the green deal, a CIO Report by the Journal earlier this month cited a comment by co-founder Kyle Wiens who discussed how the company’s new MacBook Pro with Retina display was very hard to take apart.

Meanwhile, the city of San Francisco expressed disappointment with Apple’s move to back away from the green certification. San Francisco Department of Environment Director Melanie Nutter said she hoped Apple would reconsider, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple currently maintains its own recycling program where users can send the company their old products in exchange for gift cards.