Apple Delays HomePod Launch

Originally expected to launch in early December, Apple’s release of HomePod is being pushed back to early 2018 for the U.S., UK and Australian markets. Apple announced the expected delay on Nov. 17 and stated, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/20-11/22

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/20-11/22. China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold On Nov. 15, the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), standards that…

Developers Unveil LCD Waste Recycling System

A group of Taiwanese developers from the Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), which is the country’s largest and leading high-tech applied research institution, has announced a recycling system, the LCD Waste Recycling System, to recover glass, and heavy metals such as indium and liquid crystal from LCD screens. Since the early 2000s, LCD screens…

Experts say IoT will Alter Freight Transportation

Due to the massive growth in innovative technologies, experts believe that IoT will be connecting assets and leveraging predictive analytics and advanced intelligence as part of the digital transformation in freight transport. Among these experts is Ralph Rio, vice president of Enterprise Software of ARC Advisory, a leading technology research firm for industry and infrastructure,…

China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold

In an alert sent to its members Nov. 16, ISRI says the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminates thresholds for scrap imports. China proposed that…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/13-11/17

The following is a weekly recap for the HOBI blog for the week 11/13-11/17. The E-Waste Evolution Continues As electronics continue to boom, so does e-waste management. Companies are looking at advanced systems to help compile waste details and find ways to reduce waste in this ever-advancing society. America Recycles Day 2017 America Recycles Day…

Recycling Partnership Creates Job Opportunities for Disabled Students

Triangle Inc. and Green Network Exchange have come together not only to promote electronic waste recycling but to help people with disabilities find careers. Triangle Inc. is a company that provides services to help individuals with disabilities find careers, become self-advocates, and live independently. The company’s Transitions to Successful Careers (TSC) program provides high school…

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ISRI Oversees Debate on Expanding MRF Materials List

On Nov. 7, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) MRF (material recovery facility) Council heard presentations from Keurig Green Mountain, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) and the Hefty EnergyBag Program. These three organizations gathered to argue in favor of having their packaging types accepted at MRFs. The three types of packaging were: K-Cups, takeout…

America Recycles Day is Here – Are You Ready to #BeRecycled?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day (ARD), a Keep America Beautiful national initiative. It is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling within the United States. Each year, thousands of communities nationwide participate in promoting environmental citizenship and take action to increase and improve recycling in America. The…