I always wondered how EPEAT could give their gold ratings to Apple's products. After all, ALL of Apple's products today are hermetically sealed and a repair will create waste. This rather old article explains how EPEAT gives its gold ratings. The most laughable and incredulous fact from the standard is this: "Products could be considered upgradable if they contained an externally accessible port." By this standard, even an iPad is considered upgradable. I speculate Apple definitely lobbied the agency to get such a result, effectively defanging EPEAT. While I appreciate Apple's efforts at running their stores of renewable energy, it pales in comparison to the damage they are doing to the environment when they sell their millions of unrepairable devices to the public. I fear that we will leave a very ravaged planet to our kids and grandkids.