The European Union plans to cut down on 11,000 tons a year of unnecessary e-waste. On Thursday the EU announced, it would require smartphone makers to use a single charging method for mobile devices. The proposed legislation would mandate USB-C cables for charging which is already a very common form of charging.
Apple is the main reason for the holdout as the company has resisted the bloc’s efforts to unify charging cables. The smartphone maker’s newest models for cables can be plugged into a USB-C socket. EU’s push to propose this legislation is supported by the millions of people searching their drawers for the right wire.
The European Union said they also plan to cut down on 11,000 metric tons of e-waste that is thrown out each year. According to the commission, the typical European owns at least 3 chargers and uses 2 on a regular basis. 38 per cent of people have reported not being able to charge their phones because they could not find a compatible charger.
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