EU proposes to ban smartphones without replaceable batteries

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 EU proposes to ban smartphones without replaceable batteries

According to the proposal, manufacturers should make it easy for users to replace batteries. In this case, it will be necessary to glue the appropriate labels and QR codes with data on the capacity, durability and chemical composition of the battery.

So the user can easily buy a new battery to replace the worn old one, and not buy a new smartphone, thereby creating more e-waste.

The new rules are said to cover the entire life cycle of batteries, from design to end-of-life, and will apply to all types of batteries sold in the EU.

  • Portable batteries
  • Wet batteries
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Electric vehicle batteries
  • Industrial batteries.

With the introduction of a new regulation 3.5 years after the entry into force of the relevant law, batteries in technology must be designed in such a way that consumers can easily and independently remove and replace them.

The agreement must be officially approved by the EU Parliament and the Council.

Such innovations, if adopted, may eventually spread to other regions of the planet.

that it is unprofitable for manufacturers to produce the same device in several variations for different markets. Therefore, they can start producing smartphones with a removable cover all over the world.

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