Retina MacBook Pro: a Gold standard product? (Photo: Francis Bourgouin)
The Gold certification of Apple's Retina MacBook Pro by EPEAT has been labeled "a clear case of greenwashing" by ifixit's Kyle Wiens. Gold is the highest rating of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, which is used by the federal government (among others) to inform more environmentally-friendly procurement. Wiens says the decision is evidence that the "EPEAT standard has been watered down to an alarming degree."