Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

23 Sep: Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices – Questions and Answers

(Source: European Commission)

Why is the Commission acting to introduce a common charging solution?

Innovation and rapid development of the ICT market has led to high number of devices and charging solutions. While ICT innovation is generally welcome, this has led to consumer overload and frustration with incompatible charging solutions and negative impact on the environment. Years of working with industry on a voluntary approach already brought down the number of mobile phone chargers from 30 to 3 within the last decade, but could not deliver a complete solution. The Commission is now putting forward legislation to establish a common …