EU mulls new draft: Manufacturers need to make it harder to replace cell phone batteries

Manufacturers have all but stopped rolling out removable battery phones, a move the EUROPEAN Union says has led to higher rate of electronics, contrary to the idea of sustainable development and reducing e-waste. According tomedia reports, a proposal obtained by the Dutch media shows that the European Union is planning to let manufacturers reduce the degree of trouble in replacing batteries in electronic devices such as mobile phones.

EU mulls new draft: Manufacturers need to make it harder to replace cell phone batteries

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According to the proposal, if consumers can replace batteries by doing their own thing, electronic devices will be allowed to stay in use for longer, reducing the rate of obsolescentity of older devices.

The proposal also states that manufacturers should also expand the supply of parts and components to be accessible to tripartite service providers.

In addition, the EU side also plans to build a European-based electronic waste unified recycling system, in order to simplify the process, rapid “waste into treasure.”

It is reported that the above proposal will be submitted in mid-March.

While it seems to be well-intentioned, it seems to have clearly touched the interests of electronics manufacturers, including disruption stoication of future industrial design and the impact of sales strategies. Not long ago, the Eu also moved TO USE USB-C as a unified charger interface to reduce repetitive production.