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…

The E-Waste Revolution Continues

In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S. Before the 21 century, the U.S. only had a handful of states that actually controlled and properly disposed electronic materials. Now, there are more than 25 states that have enforced laws to better control the recycling process and federal government entities…

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…

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,…