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The rules standardise chargers for mobile phones and other similar devices which will benefit consumers and limit e-waste.
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Apple Inc. (United States)
Apple stands for innovation. Regulations that would drive conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones freeze innovation rather than encourage it. Such proposals are bad for the environment and unnecessarily disruptive for customers. More than 1 billion Apple devices have shipped using a Lightning connector in addition to an entire ecosystem of accessory and device manufacturers who use Lightning to serve our collective...
European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (Belgium)
Following the expiration of the MoU of 2014 and the continuation of market fragmentation for mobile phone chargers, ECOS calls for the adoption of binding regulatory measures ECOS believes voluntary agreements (VAs) have proven to be ineffective in fostering market change and a single competitive market. Examples include VAs within the Ecodesign Directive for products such as printers and game consoles, characterised by limited scope, low...
Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) (United States)
Please find the attached comments of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). In summary, ITI’s members strongly agree with the Commission’s goals of promoting interoperability and decreasing e-waste associated with data-enabled mobile phones, and they are committed to putting the most innovative technology-products on the market that meet or exceed all performance and safety regulations. However, ITI is concerned that a departure...
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