In recent days we have been able to get an idea from the European Union that has attracted attention because it seems to be directed directly to Apple, iPhone and its Lightning connector (those of Campertino are already using USB C on their Mac and other iPads), but still This is an exciting proposal to promise to reduce electricity waste through.
This proposal raises many doubts, but there is a part of the proposal that remains for our attention: nature. Is it really cool to have one thread in all? Because as much as we think about it, there seems to be some details to be resolved.
The EU proposes USB C as usual and Apple defends its position
A few days ago colleagues from Omicrono informed us of a European Union proposal to support a single standard charging port for electronic devices. So far, no legislation has been passed yet and it is not determined which will be the international port required by the EU, all of which will indicate that it will be USB C, available on all phones in the market except the iPhone.
As a previously marginalized player, Apple has recently suggested that the use of the standard service will harm design, as it will not change it as it will. The defense is somewhat surprising when we consider that the omission of Lightning on IP Pro has allowed USB C to be a big step forward. However, this is not the most important thing.
Changing the iPhone to USB C wouldn't have changed much.
How does one standard help in reducing electrical waste?
Consolidating the European Commission proposal. redefine how we went from 30 charging solutions in 2009 to just 3 (Micro USB, Lightning and USB C). By combining the three into one, they look at these three goals:
- Customer convenience: Well, the use of a single cable as standard is really simple. A single cable, zero adapters and compatible with each cell phone is something that Android users already live for the most part.
- Security and collaboration.
- Reduced electricity waste.
On a personal level, it is the third reason that it costs me the most. Because yes, if we don't already charge our phone with the USB C cable we already have, it's possible to continue using the same cables without buying new ones and discarding them. But this suggestion seems clear.
In most common connectors we choose, if eventually each new device we buy includes a cable and charger, electrical waste will continue to be produced to an inactive telephone We need it because we already have it.
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Wouldn't it be nice for the electric waste to remove the wires and chargers of portable phones? After all, we all have chargers and cables at home, so no need to install them. If you need a new one, buying it on demand can be enough. As we did with a lot of bad headphones that included each cellphone.
Wouldn't it be great to fight the renewable electronic pollution? It may seem like crazy, but if manufacturers doubled the recycling cycle longer than that, the electrical waste would be reduced by half of a stroke. Or I don't know, maybe 8 years as Chromebooks?
I don't know, you've got to take the electronic waste, you better do it right. No?