Universal cellphone chargers proposed
OTTAWA—Folks buried under a pile of old electronics are bound to get a charge out of this.
A New Democrat MP is proposing legislation that would require cellphone-makers to create a standardized universal cellphone charger for all new mobile phones sold in Canada.
In 2009, 14 mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, Research in Motion, Motorola, and Nokia, signed off on a memorandum of understanding making their devices compatible with a common European Union standard.
Thibeault said that shows manufacturers are willing to co-operate with what he calls a “simple and cost-effective change that will have positive consequences for the environment, reduce e-waste, and help save consumers money.”
His proposal may get short-circuited, however—private member’s bills, particularly those tabled by opposition MPs, rarely make it into law.