HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/03-12/07

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent battery, technology and electronic waste related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 12/03-12/07. Electronic recyclers avoid costly proposed fire code amendment HOBI’s president, Craig Boswell, discusses how the electronic recycling industry dodged a bullet after proposed amendment F18-18 was rejected during the most recent ICC…

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The potential e-waste nightmare in your child’s toy box

With the push for technology integration in just about every aspect of our daily lives, some children’s toys are more dangerous than parents probably realized. The most dangerous toys are those that require batteries or require electricity to run. When toys like singing dolls and remote controlled cars eventually stop dancing and racing around, it…

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Electronic recyclers avoid costly proposed fire code amendment

The electronic recycling industry dodged a bullet after proposed amendment F18-18 was rejected during the most recent ICC annual conference. Its approval would have forced electronics recyclers to reconfigure service, repair and transportation operations concerning lithium-ion batteries. Now that the proposal has been dismissed, the industry must focus on collaborating safety practices of battery storage…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/12-11/16

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent data security, scrap imports and recycling related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 11/12-11/16. Researchers discover security flaw in widely used data storage devices Researchers from the University of Radboud University in the Netherlands have discovered widely used data storage devices equipped with self-encrypting drives…

Ore mining technology could be the solution needed to recycle li-ion batteries

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is possible, however the practice is far from perfect. What’s missing is a low-energy and low-cost separation system that selectively recovers electrode materials. The solution according to Michigan Technological University, is a mining technique that has been around for a while, in fact it is more than a century old. The research…

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Fire code changes target battery storage: An update on IFC amendment F18-18

A few weeks ago, HOBI International, Inc. reported on proposed International Fire Code (IFC), amendment F18-18, which would take aim at storage procedures for “used and off-specification li-ion batteries.” Craig Boswell, HOBI International, Inc.’s president spoke with E-Scrap News, a Resource Recycling, Inc. publication, to further discuss how problematic amendment F18-18 could be for electronic…