The European Commission (EC) is expected to adopt a common charger solution at EU-level in 2021. In preparation for the new initiative, Trinomics will support DG GROW to assess the economic and environmental impacts deriving from the unbundling of chargers from mobile phones and other portable devices (decoupling).
The project is a follow-up to the Impact Assessment Study on Common Chargers of Portable Devices that Trinomics carried out in 2019, which concluded that the benefits of a common charging initiative would be enhanced if complementary measures to decoupling chargers from phone sales were adopted.
With the help of a refined edition of the stock model used for the previous study, our team will assess the environmental impacts of decoupling based on the current best available data and experience. Certain additions will be applied to confirm the assumptions included in the model, and perform a rigorous assessment of the impact of decoupling mainly on (1) reduced use of raw materials, (2) reduced e-waste, (3) and reduced greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.
For this revised version of the first study, Trinomics has teamed up once more with Ipsos and Economisti Associati.
For more information, please contact Matthew Smith.
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