The European Parliament approved the directive which requires a Big Techfrom 2024to introduce the single charger, based on USB-C technology. One cablethe Universal Serial Bus, or more simply USB-C. An acronym to identify a power supply that is the same for all mobile electronic devices such as Tablet And smartphone, regardless of the manufacturer. A tool to ensure that the technique can facilitate the relationship of citizens with objects technological.
The text legislative has been approved with 602 votes in favor, 13 against and 8 abstentions. The vote was defined as “historical”In Strasbourg, because it will finally give consumers the opportunity to save moneyto have a simpler life and, at the same time, to respect moreenvironment. “We have waited more than ten years for these rules but we can finally leave the current plethora of chargers in the past”, commented the rapporteur of the Parliament. Alex Agius Saliba. “These are difficult times for politics but we have shown that the EU has not run out of ideas or solutions to improve the lives of millions of people in Europe and to inspire other parts of the world to follow suit”.
MEPs in particular are proud to have succeeded in improve the European Commission’s proposal increasing the categories of device portable involved by the measure: the Usb-c will have to be applied not only to mobile phones but also, for example, to e-readers, wireless headphones, mice and speakers. In the 2026 to this list will also be added i laptop. According to the Commission’s calculations, the standard will save up to 250 millions from EUR the year on the purchase of unnecessary products. In addition, the production of about 11 thousand tons of electronic waste will be reduced every year.
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