An article in today’s GreenBiz.com describes how the newest Apple MacBook Pro was able to make the grade under the EPEAT system, despite significant issues related to its recyclability. It seems that the EPEAT standard is now over 6 years old and didn’t contemplate a lot of the technicalities that are necessary for today’s fancy gadgets. The folks who run the EPEAT program, IEEE, are working on an upgrade to the standard, but as of now they are stuck with what they have. Under the current rules, the MacBook Pro can squeak by. It’s all very interesting, given that Apple fell off the EPEAT wagon a while back but rapidly rejoined after a lot of clamor. The article suggests that maybe Apple purposely left EPEAT expecting pushback with the arrival of the new Pro. Is that really a sustainable strategy? No. But with Apple’s lack of transparency, we will probably never know!!