Colorado EPR Packaging Bill Sparks Controversy in the Industry

Colorado’s packaging and EPR bill, HB22-1355, passed the state House of Representatives May 2 and then the state Senate later May 11, but has since stirred controversy within the industry over pros and cons regarding the funding concept.  The bill requires companies that sell consumer-facing packaging and printed paper to join producer responsibility organizations (PROs),…

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe

Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling.  Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s new Arizona location have begun in what…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/16-19/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details regarding Microsoft’s new cybersecurity services, a New York EPR bill that was recently announced along with some other legislative updates, how mobile asset management can contribute to a circular economy, and closing the loop on a circular economy in the ITAD space.  Microsoft Offers…

How Mobile Asset Management Contributes to a Circular Economy

Proper IT asset management is the key to creating a sustainable closed-loop circular economy, especially when it comes to mobile asset management. The world is overrun with technology, but the primary device used across the globe is mobile phones. Statistics show that 7.26 billion people in the world own a mobile phone, 6.64 billion of…

New York EPR Bill Introduced & Other EPR Legislative Updates

EPR bills are sweeping across the U.S. with several states in the process of approval. After a similar program was cut from the budget proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, a New York extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill, A10185, was introduced by Assemblyman Steve Englebright on May 5. The bill aims to reduce packaging waste by…