So while there may still be a reliable way to recycle its products, the equally important issue is that by using this glue-it-down approach, the company is making its products unrepairable. As much as one can tout the quality and generally long lifetime of Apple products, if a user can’t replace things like the battery, screen or other parts when they die or break, ultimately forcing the consumer to buy something new instead of just replacing one part, then this is still a major environmental fail on the part of Apple.
In order to create thinner, lighter products, Apple is making them harder to repair. Megan Treacy explains what this means for the environmental-friendliness of Apple products.
Read the rest: Apple Walks Away from Green Certification (via treehugger)