Originally Posted by PR-Imagery
What do you suggest it be removed with then?
That's assuming the pentalobe screwdriver is readily available to everyday consumers.
See the very bottom of this post for my answer.
Originally Posted by Tehrawk
Really? Well then you are going to have to clarify what you meant, because it reads like that is exactly what you are saying. You said...
From the article it sounds like they want the EPEAT standards to improve or be updated.
When I said: "it sounds like they want the EPEAT standards to improve or be updated", that's exactly what I meant.
I think I need to remind you what you said I was implying...
This user is implying that Apple is attempting to change the EPEAT standard, not for their own benefit. But so that Apple can somehow improve the standard, by bypassing some of its requirements.
I never said that and I never implied it either. My statement said nothing about their motives.
Not only that, but no where in that article does it "sound" like they are trying to improve the standard. Absolutely no where. You just inferred it due to your "feelings" about Apple, there is no evidence to support your claim.
And no where did I ever say it sounds like they're trying to improve the standard. If you'll read what I said again...
From the article it sounds like they want the EPEAT standards to improve or be updated
As you can clearly see above I said it sounded like they want the standard to improve or be updated. I never said they were trying to do it. Oh and I have no "feelings" about Apple, and nor did I infer anything. If you're wondering why I think it sounds like they want the standard to improve or be updated... see below.
“Our relationship with EPEAT has become stronger as a result of this experience, and we look forward to working with EPEAT as their rating system and the underlying IEEE 1680.1 standard evolve.”
It does not matter if Apple can detach the battery. As the requirement in the EPEAT standard states...
In order to meet the standards, recyclers need to be able to easily disassemble products, with common tools, to separate toxic components, like batteries.
I would not like to attempt to separate a LiPo battery using a hammer and screwdriver. Especially if there is a chance it could be fully charged. Rupturing one of them could have catastrophic consequences for the person attempting to separate it. You could claim that Apple would be doing the recycling. But there are no Apple stores in my country. So what do you think people would do? Pay for international shipping on a relatively heavy object, or drive 10 kilometers to a recycling center?
All I was suggesting is that Apple may
have an easy way to do it which can be done by any recycler. It was just a thought as I was wondering why the rMBP was certified, but then I edited my post after I learned that it hasn't been reviewed, and that it may lose its status after that, which would explain why it's still certified.