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The world’s first electronic scrap bio-refinery facility

New Zealand based Mint Innovation, a clean technology company that focuses on developing unique biometallurgical approaches to recover precious metals from electronic waste, has unveiled what is described as ‘the world’s first e-scrap bio-refinery.’ Using a combination of chemistry and biology, the company’s technology offers local solutions for cities and regions overrun with electronic waste.…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 4/29-5/03

Provided is a weekly summary of the electronics recycling, data center, and mobile technology related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 4/29-5/03. Survey indicates consumer’s battery recycling habits need “recharging” A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Call2Recycle has developed a better understanding of consumer recycling behaviors. The…

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Call for legally binding quality standards for electrical scrap recycling in the EU

The WEEE Forum has urged the next EU Commission to deliver legally binding quality standards for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. This Brussels-based European non-profit association speaks for 36 not-for-profit waste electrical and electronic WEEE producer compliance schemes. These schemes come into play for electronic bikes and batteries. Earlier this month, during…