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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 1/21-1/25

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent reverse logistics, battery and plastic waste related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 1/21-1/25. Reverse logistics ensures mobile asset management accountability As technology advances, more enterprises are opting to embrace mobile into their operations. And in doing so, there has been a rise in Choose…

Nurdle: The tiny plastic pellet threatening the planet

Have you ever heard of nurdles? You probably haven’t, but they’re just about everywhere you turn. Nurdles are tiny pellets of plastic resin no bigger than a pencil eraser that manufacturers transform into plastic packaging, plastic straws, disposable water bottles and other typical targets of environmental action. They also just happen to be the latest…

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Feds dedicate millions towards lithium-ion battery recycling efforts

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that they will award $5.5 million to companies that advance lithium-ion battery recycling technology and will dedicate an additional $15 million towards developing a research center focused on batteries. The Lithium Battery R&D recycling Center will be led by Argonne National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy…

Reverse logistics ensures mobile asset management accountability

As more companies migrate towards mobile integration, the more enterprises are beginning to adopt a ‘Choose Your Own Device’ (CYOD) policy for employee mobile devices. And the rising popularity of CYOD also means more enterprises will be investing in mobile asset management specialists to consult them through the implementation, repair, data management, refurbishment and recycling…

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Mobile location tracking investigation reveals mobile carriers are still selling customer information

Back in June 2018, all four major mobile carriers released statements pledging to stop selling their mobile customers’ location information to third-party data brokers. The statements came after intense pressure from consumers after a security issue leaked the consumers real-time location data. However, a new investigation conducted by online magazine channel dedicated to technology, Motherboard…