"Apple’s Cupertino headquarters may just be a few miles away from San Francisco, but the city won’t be spending any more cash on its products.
According to the Wall Street Journal, city agencies in San Francisco will no longer be able to purchase Apple products after the company asked the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) — the group that sets environmental standards for electronics — to remove all 39 of its products from the agency’s green registry.
The standards set forth by EPEAT require products to be easily disassembled by consumers — so that they can remove toxic components such as batteries – in order to be considered green. Apple’s newest products can’t be easily taken apart, and thus can no longer be considered green under the standards...."
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San Francisco Officials Plan to Block Apple Procurement