Apple has rejoined an environmental ratings scheme a week after quitting the programme. The u-turn follows a statement by San Francisco city officials that they intended to ban local agencies from buying Apple Mac computers. A senior vice president published a letter published on Apple's site by it’s of hardware engineering said the move to stop the registry had been an error.
Also noted the authority had a policy of only buying EPEAT-registered electronics where proper. iPads and iPhones would not have been affected as they are not covered by the plan. Apple helped set up the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool registry in 2006. It is designed to recognize which electronic devices pose the least risk to the environment.