02.CHOICE call to action
Following on from our latest test of smartphones, we’re pleased to notice that all the phone manufacturers cited are on the ITU’s list of companies preparing to follow the standard from 2012 – all, that is, except Apple, Blackberry and HTC.
We’ve written to the CEOs of all these companies, asking them to sign on to the standard and help lighten the e-waste load. We’ve also sent a copy of our letter to Al Gore, who happens to be on Apple’s board of directors. As one of the world’s highest-profile environmentalists, we’re pretty sure he’ll want to know about universal chargers and take appropriate action. We’ve alerted Consumers International too, inviting 220 consumer bodies from 115 countries to apply the pressure worldwide.
Now we need your help. Join us in urging Apple, Blackberry and HTC to get on board with universal phone chargers.