Research Focuses on the Importance of Metals Recycling

Recycling is a crucial step in the development of a circular economy, especially when it comes to metals. Millions of electronics are made every year, which results in more electronic waste. We generate about 40 million tons of e-waste per year, which comprises about 70 percent of overall toxic waste. Of that, only 12.5 percent…

New Universal Charger Policy Aims to Reduce E-Waste

Since the first cell phone charger was designed, the age old problem of too many chargers has been a common issue. Each household contains a plethora of electronic devices, and therefore an abundance of chargers, but the number one problem seems to be mismatched chargers. Imagine leaving the house to visit a friend only to…

Right to Repair Caution

Over the years electronic devices have grown more expensive, and so have repairs. Skyrocketing smartphone prices have made the devices extremely expensive to repair, and oftentimes users are told to replace the device altogether, leading them to pay just as much as they did for the device in the first place. This largely contributes to…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/6-9/22)

World Environment Day 2022: Only One Earth  Yesterday was World Environment Day, the largest international day for the environment led by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Celebrations for World Environment Day began in 1973 and are hosted annually by different countries, with this year’s celebration to be held in Sweden. As the largest global…