The EU wants to make mobile devices more durable and easier to repair

In a new draft proposal, the European Commission will be looking into the possibility of forcing smartphone and tablet manufacturers to make their devices more durable and easier to replace. This proposal aims to limit e-waste and if it goes through, the commission says it will reduce carbon waste that’s equivalent to 5 million cars in the streets.

The draft focuses on batteries and replacement parts. Manufacturers will be forced to provide at least 15 essential components for each device, five years after its release. Those parts include batteries, displays, chargers, back covers, memory…

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