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EU passes law on common charger for mobile phones, tablets by 2024

BY ANI, Oct 4, 2022 5:00 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Common charger for mobile devices will soon be a reality as the European parliament on Tuesday passed a new law requiring USB Type-C to be the single charger for all mobile phones and tablets from 2024, a press release by the EU Parliament read.

The new law, adopted by plenary on Tuesday with 602 votes in favour, 13 against and 8 abstentions, is part of a broader EU effort to reduce e-waste and to empower consumers to make more sustainable choices.

This move will be benefitting the environment and the consumers.

USB Type-C port will be the new standard for portable devices, offering high-quality charging and data transfers. By the end of 2024, all mobile phones, tablets and cameras sold in the EU will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C charging port. From spring 2026, the obligation will extend to laptops.

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