Recycling Partnership Creates Job Opportunities for Disabled Students

Triangle Inc. and Green Network Exchange have come together not only to promote electronic waste recycling but to help people with disabilities find careers. Triangle Inc. is a company that provides services to help individuals with disabilities find careers, become self-advocates, and live independently. The company’s Transitions to Successful Careers (TSC) program provides high school…

ISRI Oversees Debate on Expanding MRF Materials List

On Nov. 7, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) MRF (material recovery facility) Council heard presentations from Keurig Green Mountain, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) and the Hefty EnergyBag Program. These three organizations gathered to argue in favor of having their packaging types accepted at MRFs. The three types of packaging were: K-Cups, takeout…

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…

Samsung Announces Galaxy Upcycling Project

Samsung, the world’s largest handset producer has announced a reuse program that will allow customers to repurpose their old mobile devices. Designed and executed by Samsung’s C-Lab, an engineering team dedicated to creative projects, the program is an initiative to breathe new life into older Galaxy smartphones that, despite their age, are still relatively capable…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/30-11/03

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 10/30-11/01 Amazon Rolls Out Plan to Unlock Homes for Convenient In-Home Deliveries On Oct. 25, Amazon announced their plan to launch Amazon Key, a service that will allow customers to hand over a “digital house key” to authorized Amazon drivers, who will…

RIOS Releases New Implementation Guide

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) board of directors announced the release of the RIOS:2016 Implementation Guide (RIG), which has been designed as a “do-it-yourself” system. The guide contains a series of tools, documents, and templates to help recyclers efficiently implement RIOS and become leaders in environmental stewardship, quality assurance, and overall health and safety.…

Recycling Industry to See Higher Freight Rates

Logistics experts predict that many American firms, including those in the recycling industry, will experience higher over-the-road shipping costs within the next six months. This increase stems from a combination of variables. One factor is the devastation caused by recent natural disasters, such as the ongoing wildfire outbreak in Northern California and Hurricane Harvey and…

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,…

Amazon Key to Unlock Homes for Convenient In-Home Deliveries

Amazon has once again upped the home delivery playing field. On Oct. 25, Amazon announced their plans to launch Amazon Key, a service that will allow Amazon Prime customers to hand over a “digital house key” to authorized Amazon drivers, who will then access the customer’s homes in order to securely and conveniently leave packages.…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/23-10/27

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 10/23-10/27 iPhone X Projected to Boost 2018 Phone Sales Apple’s iPhone X will be available for preorder today with shipments beginning Nov. 3. Due to the late November release, the smartphone market is expected to see an increase in sales as iPhone…

Amazon Introduces Alexa to the Roads via Garmin and BMW

Amazon is taking Alexa, their popular and innovative cloud-computing voice service, to the roads in 2018 by partnering with GPS technology leader Garmin and luxury car company BMW. In this advanced digital age, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become more commonplace. HOBI International, Inc. president Craig Boswell has often presented on the growth, movement,…