The European Council has approved a law requiring smartphone manufacturers to equip their devices with removable batteries by 2027.
The new rule aims to create a circular economy for batteries so that they are recycled or reused as much as possible.
This decision will not only change the designsmartphones, but will also affect other battery-powered devices such as tablets, laptops and electric vehicles. A grace period until 2027 is provided to manufacturers to refine their products.
Although the law is only binding on devices,sold in the European Union, major manufacturers such as Samsung, Google and Apple are likely to adopt its standards in other regions.
The introduction of removable batteries will increaseenvironmental responsibility and reduce the amount of waste associated with battery power. Well, users benefit from the opportunity to always replace the battery in their smartphone.