hobi material recycling

PolyCE: An E-Plastics Recycling Project

E-Scrap News reports a new initiative in Europe that will work to overcome obstacles to the closed-loop recycling of plastics from electronics and appliances. Named ‘The Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (PolyCE)’, the project will undertake various activities to strengthen the recovery of plastics from waste electronics and electronic equipment (WEEE). Despite…

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Polling the Public on Data Security and Device Repair

A survey, commissioned by a new group called the Security Innovation Center (SIC), looked at the public’s concerns about data security and privacy around used internet-connected devices. While another study, from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), investigated how Apple’s phone-throttling controversy has stimulated battery-replacement business for independent repair shops across the country.…