US Senators urge Department of Commerce to follow EU’s standard charger policy

Last week, the European Parliament made it mandatory for all small and medium-sized consumer electronics to come equipped with a USB-C charging port. Now an open letter from two US Senators to the Secretary of Commerce urges for a similar policy in the US.

The letter, drafted by Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren express the need to adopt the standardized charging port, citing environmental harm due to e-waste, economic annoyance to consumers, and planned obsolescence of consumer electronics.

the European Union (EU) just passed important legislation obligating electronics…

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