American senators, like the European Union, are looking for legislation to integrate charging ports


American senators, like the European Union, are looking for legislation to integrate charging ports

American senators, like the European Union, are looking for legislation to integrate charging ports

A group of Senate representatives has asked the US Department of Commerce to take similar measures to the European Union and force phone companies to produce devices that are equipped with one type of charging port.

According to Verge, last Thursday Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Senators of Massachusetts State with Bernie Sanders (Independent Senator of Vermont ) in a letter they sent to Gina Raimondo (US Secretary of Commerce) requested the development of a new strategy by the US Department of Commerce so that phone companies are forced to use universal ports in their phones.

American senators say that the European Union has taken a wise step in dealing with large companies in the field of technology. has prioritized public interest. According to the senators, “the United States should do the same.”

Three US senators in their letter say that dedicated charging ports like Apple’s Lightning create unnecessary amounts of electronic waste and put more financial pressure on consumers. In a statement sent to The Verge, Senator Ed Markey said that over time, more and more chargers end up in landfills. “We’re giving tech companies more money to make new chargers.” According to Senator Markey, this volume of e-waste angers consumers and pushes the planet further towards the climate crisis.

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  • Unlike the EU law, US senators are not calling for USB-C to become the universal charging standard. Their request to develop a “comprehensive strategy” covers broader areas, and perhaps the US Department of Commerce will seek to create a specific standard.

    After the EU action, some experts argued that the new law would “stifle innovation” and prevent tech companies from implementing faster charging standards in the future.

    The Verge asked Sen. Markey if the Senate expected tech companies to fight the decision. And he said in response that these companies “are allergic to legalizing their activities, and we already see that some companies are working against the law of the European Union.”

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