The European Union (EU) reached an agreement on Tuesday to have a common charger for all new smartphones, tablets and laptops by 2026.
This policy is an attempt to address well-known consumer complaints. drawer full of chargers — Some are for Apple devices and some are for portable speakers or portable gaming systems. This represents an unprecedented level of involvement of government regulators in product design decisions.
Policy makers say these measures will reduce e-waste. However, the new law has been opposed by Apple and other companies, as it prevents new charging technologies from being developed. Under this law, the European standards body is responsible for considering future charger designs for all devices.
By 2024, all new mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, portable video game devices, headphones, portable speakers, keyboards, mice, earphones and other portable devices will require a USB-C charging port. announced by the European Commission. Until 2026, the law applies to laptops.
Companies must also sell devices without chargers to reduce the number of chargers in circulation. The European Commission, the executive body of the 27-country bloc, says that discarded or unused chargers generate 11,000 tonnes of waste each year.
European Commissioner Thierry Breton, who helped negotiate the deal, said in a statement: “Chargers are common sense for many electronic devices in our daily life.
EU rules require new devices to have USB-C charging ports by 2026
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