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…

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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…

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The E-Waste Revolution Continues

In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S. Before the 21 century, the U.S. only had a handful of states that actually controlled and properly disposed electronic materials. Now, there are more than 25 states that have enforced laws to better control the recycling process and federal government entities…

700+ Facilities are Now R2 Certified

The R2 Standard has a new milestone to celebrate. In just 9 years since it’s release more than 700 facilities across 30 countries are now R2 certified! This means that safer and more sustainable practices are being implemented worldwide and that more companies are opting to operate under the oversight of independent auditors. Since 2008,…

HOBI Receives AT&T 2016 Supplier Sustainability Award

 [DALLAS, August 10, 2017] – HOBI International, Inc. is receiving the 2016 AT&T* Supplier Sustainability Award in the ‘Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy’ category. HOBI is being recognized for developing a parts recovery and testing process in support of AT&T mobile phone refurbishment operations. The award recognizes suppliers for their support of AT&T and its…