Electronics Recycling

The number one rule for successful ITAD

Usually, when thinking of IT asset management, you may think of things such as data security or data management. While these are all important functions of a successful IT management system, the most important component may sometimes be overlooked: compliance.

Making sure your ITAD provider is environmentally compliant is not only a moral obligation, but also […]

HOBI execs speaking at CompTIA ChannelCon 2015

HOBI International, Inc. founders Cathy Hill and Craig Boswell will speak at CompTIA ChannelCon . The conference will be held in Chicago, IL, August 3-5.

Boswell, President of HOBI International, is speaking about making the move to mobile during Monday’s mobility community meeting – Mobile Lifecycle and Recycle Business Opportunities. During this time, Boswell will touch on topics […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Electronics Recycling, ITAD, Mobile, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unlocked cellphones: What do they mean for consumers, recyclers?

Last year, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act passed successfully, reversing a congressional decision that previously banned people from unlocking their cellphones.

President Obama’s signage of this bill overturned the Copyright Office’s 2012 ruling against cellphone unlocking. With further review of this bill down the road, there is a chance the previous unlocking ban will […]

ISRI Continues Push For Bulk Unlocking of Mobile Devices

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, with the support of mobile device refurbishers and recylers, told the U.S. Copyright Office that bulk unlocking of cellphone and tablets for resale does not violate copyright law and should continue to be allowed. Eric Harris, ISRI’s associate council, testified before the United State Copyright Office May 26. ISRI’s position […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Compliance, Electronics Recycling, Mobile|0 Comments

Illinois to amend ecycling program

Illinois officials are considering an amendment to the state’s current e-scrap legislation that would lead to higher manufacturer recycling goals and protections for local governments.

The 3 changes
1. Double current manufacturer recycling requirement from 50 to 100 percent of what each company sells in the state
2. Legislation would stiffen penalty against OEMs failing to reach that […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Compliance, Electronics Recycling|0 Comments

Survey exposes hoarding electronics at its worst

Staples’ survey, American Tech Recycling Habits, revealed what electronics recyclers are already very familiar with — hoarding of electronics.

The rate at which Americans acquire new electronic devices far outpaces the rate at which they recycle unwanted ones.

While 74 percent of Americans own two or more television sets and 38 percent own two or more smartphones, […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Electronics Recycling|0 Comments

3 Easy Recycling Tips For America Recycles Day

Tomorrow, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day. The only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. It’s one day to do a year’s worth of work for some.

Consumers and corporations across the country are taking part in organized recycling events and others are doing what they can in […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Electronics Recycling|0 Comments

Make a 3D printer from used & recycled electronics

We’ve seen recycled electronics make sound waves with the ‘Electronic Waste Orchestra.’ Now, a company has designed a make-it-yourself 3D printer that is constructed largely from recycled electronics.

What you’ll need:
• 2 standard CD/DVD drives from a used PC
• Floppy disc drive from which you extract stepper rather than DC motors (you’ll need three stepper motors […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Electronics Recycling|0 Comments