HOBI Sustainability

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 9/03-9/07

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent logistics, electronic waste and technology news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 9/03-9/07. Freight Disruptions put pressure on electronic processors The freight industry is currently experiencing the “perfect storm,” thanks to a combination of rising logistics charges, a severe lack of drivers and the unenthusiastic…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 8/13-8/17

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile, technology, and electronic recycling news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 8/13-8/17. New smartphone shows hardware innovation is slowing down While the latest smartphones to hit the market have been impressive on the inside, on the hardware side of things the handsets aren’t showing…

HOBI Mobile phone chargers

EU aims for common mobile phone charger to cut down on e-waste

For the past decade, the European Commission has been pushing handset manufacturers to introduce a common mobile phone charger after citing more than 51,000 tons of electronic waste yearly from old smartphone chargers alone. There have been many complaints from both Apple and Samsung users on the inconvenience of using different mobile phone chargers. Whether…

HOBI Smartphone Collection

New smartphone shows that hardware innovation is slowing down

While smartphones are becoming more innovative on the inside, major design changes to hardware seem to be slowing down. Besides bezel-free displays and thinner handsets, smartphone manufacturers have yet to ‘wow’ consumers with hardware innovation in quite some time. In fact, Samsung’s new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances…

HOBI Reverse Logistics

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 8/06-8/10

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent electronic recycling, technology and mobile news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 8/06-8/10. U.S. electronic goods recycling market worth $15.23 billion by 2025 Driven by rapid industrialization, increasing demand for automobiles and consumer electronics, and the growing need to manage proper utilization of natural resources…