HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 5/07-5/11

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology, renewable energy, and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 5/07-5/11. The Rising Demand for Printed Circuit Boards The printed circuit board (PCB) industry has recently experienced rapid growth and studies show that predictions for the future are equally as optimistic. And…

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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…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/20-11/22

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/20-11/22. China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold On Nov. 15, the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), standards that…

Developers Unveil LCD Waste Recycling System

A group of Taiwanese developers from the Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), which is the country’s largest and leading high-tech applied research institution, has announced a recycling system, the LCD Waste Recycling System, to recover glass, and heavy metals such as indium and liquid crystal from LCD screens. Since the early 2000s, LCD screens…

China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold

In an alert sent to its members Nov. 16, ISRI says the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminates thresholds for scrap imports. China proposed that…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/13-11/17

The following is a weekly recap for the HOBI blog for the week 11/13-11/17. The E-Waste Evolution Continues As electronics continue to boom, so does e-waste management. Companies are looking at advanced systems to help compile waste details and find ways to reduce waste in this ever-advancing society. America Recycles Day 2017 America Recycles Day…

America Recycles Day is Here – Are You Ready to #BeRecycled?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day (ARD), a Keep America Beautiful national initiative. It is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling within the United States. Each year, thousands of communities nationwide participate in promoting environmental citizenship and take action to increase and improve recycling in America. The…