EU proposes mandating 1 charger for all smartphones

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The European Union's executive branch is charging ahead with a plan to crack down on an overabundance of chargers.

The European Commission on Thursday unveiled legislation to require smartphones and other electronic devices use a common charging port, USB-C, so that consumers don't need to have various different cables that are incompatible, The Verge reports.

"Are your chargers piling up in a drawer?" the European Commission tweeted. "We propose a common charger for mobile phones and other similar electronic devices. A single charger will be more convenient for people and will reduce electronic waste."

Though USB-C charger technology has already been…
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