For many, Apple seemed to be an eco-leader in consumer electronics, but its withdrawal from a leading green product registry is causing many to question the company's motives. But the real reason may just be about dollars and cents.
Apple has bowed out of EPEAT, a nonprofit product rating group backed by manufacturers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The reason? Likely because its new MacBook Pros can't be taken apart and recycled, which is a violation of the nonprofit's green certification standards. It's because the batteries are glued into the case.