I would love a universal charger for iPhone and Android but have zero faith it will stick

Having one charging port to rule them all sounds like such a good idea. The same port and plug, regardless of device or platform, could solve a world of problems, not the least of which is e-waste.

The European Union has been pounding this USB-C port-shaped drum for years and now US Senators are joining the fight. On Thursday (July 7, 2022), Senators Edward J. Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (opens in new tab) urging the Secretary tofollow the EU’s lead by developing a comprehensive strategy to address unnecessary consumer costs, mitigate e-waste, and restore sanity and certainty to the process of purchasing new electronics.”


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