Electronics Recycling

Three checkpoints for enterprises choosing an IT asset manager

Pairing with an IT asset management provider cuts down on the stress of data security, data management, device repairs and end-of-life services. While these are all important functions of a successful enterprise-ITAM provider partnership, the most imperative function of IT asset management may be looked over: compliance.

Pairing with a non-compliant service provider can result in […]

HOBI News of the Week 3/16-3/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of May 16-20, 2016.

LinkedIn breach compromised 117 million accounts

A data breach at LinkedIn in 2012 compromised up to 117 million user account credentials.

North American educational technology market anticipating substantial growth

Market Research reports the North American  educational technology market is anticipated to grow at a […]

BAN study raises questions about downstream accountability

A study conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN) earlier this month indicates as much as a third of low-value devices collected for recycling in the U.S. were exported. BAN acquired this data by implanting GPS trackers into 200 CRTs, printers and flat panel displays and tracking their movements.

Nearly 75 percent of the tracked devices […]

The best way to give back this Earth Day

Today marks the 46th annual Earth Day. This year, Earth Day Network chose to emphasize the importance of trees in our environment with the Trees of the Earth campaign. The network plans to plant 50,000 trees by the end of the day.  While people may not have the resources or space to plant trees this […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Electronics Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Global e-waste recycling market expected to reach more than $30 billion

A report issued by Transparency Market Research indicates the global e-scrap recycling market will reach or exceed $34 billion by 2022, with an overall CAGR of 15.7 percent.

This large amount of growth can be attributed to the increasing amounts of e-waste generated every year, and a rising adoption rate for e-waste recycling practices.

As consumer […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Electronics Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day 2016 aftermath: How to resell, recycle old devices

Loved ones everywhere received new gifts last Sunday in honor of Valentine’s Day. New gadgets are always a popular gift, so old devices no longer have their use. Instead of storing unused cellphones, tablets or computers in a drawer, reselling and recycling bring further use to old devices.

If you’re looking to trade in unused devices […]

By |February 19th, 2016|Electronics Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

EPA study showcases benefits of R2 and e-Stewards programs

A study conducted by the EPA reviewing the effects of both R2 and E-Stewards standards in the workplace found both sets of standards create a positive framework for the e-waste recycling industry. This study interviewed stakeholders about their opinions of the different standards programs and both programs’ auditing process.

An FAQ distributed by the EPA […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Electronics Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year’s resolution idea: resell and recycle

A new year begins tomorrow, and that means people everywhere are making resolutions. A popular resolution is to clean or declutter around the house. One way to declutter is to finally resell any unused electronics laying around or hidden in drawers around the house.

Smartphones have no greater value than in the present. For that reason, […]

By |December 31st, 2015|Electronics Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments