HOBI electronic recycling

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…

HOBI submits public comment about the BIS e-waste ban

Earlier this year, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed regulations that would strengthen U.S. government oversight of discarded electronic waste export policies that affect U.S. regulations. The agency’s proposed rule could restrict certain electronic waste exports altogether, requiring those items to be disposed of domestically. Permissible electronic waste exports under the proposed…

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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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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…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/29-11/02

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent e-waste, artificial intelligence and consumer electronic news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 10/29-11/02. BIS seeks public comments on foreign disposition of e-waste The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a notice of inquiry seeking public comments on the effects and…

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How cities can rethink recycling

The National League of Cities (NLC) released a new report “Rethinking Recycling: How Cities Can Adapt to Evolving Markets,” which analyzes how American cities can develop reliable local waste management systems in response to China’s import ban. “In the face of adversity, city leaders have historically been our nation’s problem-solvers,” says Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive…