The review of notebooks from Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba comes after Apple quietly but briefly withdrew from the environmental group's device certification program.
Apple has changed its position, and got back on board with the environmentally friendly gang.
The company rethinks a decision it made last month to drop out of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool's program.
A review of EPEAT-compliant criteria.
EPEAT certification, which rates electronics on a variety of environmental factors, will be available to tech gear sold outside the U.S.
A group that's not well known by consumers is creating standards that measure environmental performance beyond energy efficiency. But it will take awhile.
Apple has withdrawn all its devices from the EPEAT national registry of environmentally sound products.
The company's design direction is no longer in keeping with the requirements of a major program devoted to the fostering of environmentally responsible electronics, according to a report.
As concern swells around Apple opting out of the EPEAT registry, the tech giant says, "Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT."
City officials tell the Wall Street Journal that city money can't be used to buy Apple desktops and laptops. The change comes after Apple withdrew its products from a green-certification registry.