Closed Loop Case Nears a Solution After Lengthy Legal Battle

Beginning almost six years ago, dozens of e-scrap companies were sued after Closed Loop Refining and Recovery left warehouses full of CRT material when the business failed in 2016. This resulted in a dispute over funding for the cleanup of about 150 million pounds of abandoned CRT materials in Columbus, Ohio.  Complaints targeting e-scrap companies…

HOBI President Addresses Changing ITAD Industry at E-Scrap Conference

Craig Boswell discusses vITAD (Value-Added ITAD) concept as traditional IT asset disposition model is no longer enough  The 2022 E-Scrap Conference began Monday, Sep. 19, in New Orleans, where industry leaders from all over the world come together to connect and discuss news and changes within the e-scrap industry. Among the featured speakers was HOBI…

Interpol Studies Link Between Pollution Crime & Organized Crime

In regards to criminal behavior, pollution doesn’t usually come to mind, but what if there was a correlation between environmental crime and organized crime? Interpol recently took a closer look at 27 pollution crime case studies including electronics falsely labeled as ready for resale, in order to learn more about the link between pollution crime…

Walmart Launches Refurbishment Program

More companies are becoming environmentally conscious, and making efforts to reduce waste. Tech giants like Apple and Samsung have implemented post consumer materials in manufacturing, reduced packaging or use recycled materials for packaging, and use recycled metals in manufacturing new devices. Others such as Amazon and eBay have announced similar refurbishment and certification programs, and…