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EU Cell Companies Collaborating on Universal Charger

July 9th, 2009 - Last week ten major mobile companies issued a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to collaborate in making a universal cell phone charger. Currently, the electronic waste generated from throwing away incompatible chargers is literally thousands of tons.

The first generation of universal charger should be on the market in the EU by 2010. Ten companies signed on to the memorandum.

  • Nokia
  • Apple
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • NEC
  • Qualcomm
  • Texas Instruments
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Samsung
  • Research In Motion

Lily Laurence is a Happiness Engineer at Yerdle, and sometimes people pay her to draw while they talk. She is pursuing her MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School.

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