From Electronic Waste to Fashionable Jewelry

Dell, a multinational computer technology company based in Texas has partnered with Nikki Reed, an activist and actress who first become famous from her critically acclaimed 2013 debut film “Thirteen” before being cast in the bestselling “Twilight” film franchise, to turn waste into fashion. Aiming to recycle Dell’s electronic waste, namely discarded motherboards, into a…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/25-12/29

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/25-12/29. Wireless charging market to reach $2.6 billion by 2024 Persistence Marketing Research (PMR) predicts the wireless charging market to see significant growth in the next few years. Supported by the growing number of mobile devices and the increase in the electric…

HOBI International Inc. wishes you a happy new year

As 2017 comes to an end, HOBI International Inc. would like to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. We know that many of you will soon make new year’s resolutions and we hope reusing and recycling efforts will be including in those resolutions. As a certified R2, RIOS and ISO 14001 company, HOBI…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/18-12/22

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/18-12/22. ISRI reports China is ‘not prepared’ to enforce import ban In an update to association membership, ISRI reports China is overwhelmingly ill-prepared to enact the upcoming import policy. The root of China’s issues with the import ban seems to revolve around the…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/11-12/15

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week of 12/11-12/15. U.K. students research cheaper tools for identifying plastics Team Matoha, a group composed of four undergraduate students at Imperial College London, is looking into developing low-cost instruments that will manually identify and sort plastic materials based on resin type. OEM representative…

Enhancing repairability of lithium-ion batteries in mobile devices

Enhancing Repairability of Lithium-Ion batteries in Mobile Devices by: Craig Boswell Concern for safe battery removal — particularly in mobile devices — is prompting processors, industry organizations and OEMs to examine design, manufacturing and disassembly procedures. Due to the highly volatile nature of lithium-ion batteries, establishing a set of industry safety standards and manufacturing protocols…

OEM representative promotes design for disassembly

Craig Melson, a program manager at techUK, penned an article for New Electronics, a U.K. trade publication for electronics engineers, where he discussed the emerging repairability and recyclability expectations facing the electronics industry. Melson also addressed the important key role that electronics engineers play in ensuring that devices are repairable and recyclable. “Whilst innovation and…