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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 1/21-1/25

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent reverse logistics, battery and plastic waste related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 1/21-1/25. Reverse logistics ensures mobile asset management accountability As technology advances, more enterprises are opting to embrace mobile into their operations. And in doing so, there has been a rise in Choose…

Nurdle: The tiny plastic pellet threatening the planet

Have you ever heard of nurdles? You probably haven’t, but they’re just about everywhere you turn. Nurdles are tiny pellets of plastic resin no bigger than a pencil eraser that manufacturers transform into plastic packaging, plastic straws, disposable water bottles and other typical targets of environmental action. They also just happen to be the latest…

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Southeast Asia bans e-plastic imports

Following China’s refusal to accept plastic waste from the West, import policies across Southeast Asia are continuing to tighten, making it increasingly difficult to move certain e-scrap materials to international markets. These policy changes have not only greatly affected curbside recycling programs across the United States, but it has taken its toll on certain commodities…