German politician wants EU to ban sealed-in batteries
Can't find any articles in English on this report. So, may Google Translate be with you.
The gist: The president of the German Umweltbundesamt (kinda like a federal agency for environmental issues like the EPA - but with power) wants the EU to ban the sales/production of phones, tabs, etc that have sealed-in batteries that aren't user-replaceable.
Point being? Devices like the Lumia 800 or iPads etc are more difficult to recycle.
And, with more budget devices getting sealed batteries, consumers may not bother with a costly replacement, and just dump the whole gadget once the battery starts acting up.
The original article can be read on heise online
Thanks to @janole on Twitter for sharing it.