Earth Day 2018 is Here!

Sunday, April 22, marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, a global event that demonstrates support for environmental protection. Earth Day 2018 will be dedicated to the most significant environmental problem facing our planet today – plastic pollution. Across 192 countries, more than a billion people will come together to participate in neighborhood clean-up efforts…

Canadian company targets growing lithium-ion battery stream

As lithium-ion batteries become more useful in the manufacturing of vehicles, the more experts predict that the batteries will regularly appear in the waste stream within the next coming years.  Despite the batteries still in the early stages of entering the waste stream, British Columbia-based company American Manganese sees this trend as a great opportunity.…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/06-11/10

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/06-11/10. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Upcycling Project Samsung, the world’s largest handset producer announced the Galaxy Upcycling project, which aims to breathe new life into old Galaxy smartphones. Recycling Made Easy: Designers Repurpose Plastic Waste through Innovative Methods Designers around the world…

Recycling Made Easy: Designers Repurpose Plastic Waste through Innovative Methods

Since 2016, the act of recycling has been gaining traction around the globe in one of the most unique and innovative ways. Using low-cost do-it-yourself (DIY) machines, designers are making recycled plastic products. At Bope Shop in downtown Chang Mai, Thailand, plastic trash is being transformed into marble patterned coasters, countertops, and much more. Most…

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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…