Contributing to a Circular Economy in the ITAD Space

The economy functions in a specific linear cycle, materials are taken from the earth and used to make products, and after those products are used they are most often thrown away. Over time this creates an abundance of all different types of waste. The recycling industry aims to reduce as much waste as possible through…

New Tariff Codes to Clarify Descriptions of Certain E-Scrap Exports

In a proclamation from President Biden, new updates were made to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) in December 2021 in order to clarify descriptions on certain e-scrap exports. The HTS is composed of codes and notes that identify and describe different types of products, and used by U.S. companies that import and export goods.  Approved…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (2/21-24/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including the age-old debate on whether or not online privacy is really that important, why e-scrap exports are important to the industry, a grant from AT&T that will help provide electronics to students, and how to prepare and pack your equipment for processing.  Tech Solutions Series:…

Why E-Scrap Exports Are Important to the Industry

Earlier this month the House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act, a bill intended to boost U.S. competitiveness, but it would restrict the export of used electronics from the United States. The bill cites several reasons for the restrictions including national security interests and potential human health damages, but despite its claims, the bill’s…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (2/14-17/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including reasons to love electronic recycling, some details regarding the new America COMPETES Act, solutions to why you always find yourself unplugging your router, and another lawsuit filed against Facebook parent company, Meta, over facial recognition software.  Why You Should Love Electronic Recycling  As you head…