New York EPR Bill Introduced & Other EPR Legislative Updates

EPR bills are sweeping across the U.S. with several states in the process of approval. After a similar program was cut from the budget proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, a New York extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill, A10185, was introduced by Assemblyman Steve Englebright on May 5. The bill aims to reduce packaging waste by…

IT Asset Management in 2022

IT asset management is an integral part of an enterprise, and now that most businesses have a hybrid work schedule, managing IT assets is even more crucial. Proper IT asset management is the key to a smooth, transparent operating process and can benefit a business in many ways including, strengthening data security, bringing order and…

Dangers of Self Repair Include Setting Your House on Fire

As technology evolves, it also becomes more expensive. Newer smartphone models range anywhere from $800-$1,000 and higher depending on size, storage capacity etc. Repairing devices can be almost as expensive as purchasing a new one, which is leading many consumers on the quest to repair their device elsewhere. Instead of getting slapped with a bill…

Call2Recycle Service Reduces Battery Labor Expenses

One of the most hazardous obstacles faced by e-scrap facilities is the risk of battery fire. Lithium Ion batteries can be especially dangerous when damaged, including causing fires and explosions, and many facilities do not have enough workers trained to handle them. In order to move scrap batteries safely downstream, facilities must make sure that…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (4/25-28/22)

Below is a weekly recap of the week’s blog posts including new e-scrap regulations in New York, how to recover lost files or documents, the rising need for cybersecurity post-pandemic, and Apple’s steps to make the company more eco-friendly.  New York Adopts E-Scrap Regulations  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) published the…

Apple Takes Steps Toward a Greener Future

Apple’s sleek products are beloved around the globe, but the company has been under fire in recent years for false environmental claims. Despite the tech giant’s prior claims of being environmentally conscious, Apple is still the largest manufacturer of electronic devices, therefore, directly responsible for a large portion of the world’s electronic waste. However, this…