EU to Get Universal Phone Chargers by 2010
Plan expected to reduce electronic waste, make life simpler for consumers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2009 1:22 AM CDT
European Commission Vice President Guenter Verheugen explains a mobile phone agreement during a press conference at the EU Commission building in Brussels yesterday.   (AP Photo/Jim Buell)
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(Newser) – Cell phone makers have agreed to introduce a one-size-fits-all charger in the European Union within the next six months, CNN reports. The deal is expected to reduce the tens of thousands of tons of chargers thrown away every year, and should hasten the introduction of a universal charger for the rest of the world.