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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 6/25-6/29

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology, electronic waste, and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 6/25-6/29. The Doctor on Your Wrist: How Smartwatches are Saving Lives Aside from being convenient and fashionable, wearable technology is also extremely helpful – and maybe even lifesaving! Wearables like smartwatches can…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/18-12/22

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/18-12/22. ISRI reports China is ‘not prepared’ to enforce import ban In an update to association membership, ISRI reports China is overwhelmingly ill-prepared to enact the upcoming import policy. The root of China’s issues with the import ban seems to revolve around the…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/11-12/15

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week of 12/11-12/15. U.K. students research cheaper tools for identifying plastics Team Matoha, a group composed of four undergraduate students at Imperial College London, is looking into developing low-cost instruments that will manually identify and sort plastic materials based on resin type. OEM representative…

Chinese leaders will be enforcing import restrictions “to the letter”

Top Chinese environmental official recently revealed that China will be enforcing the upcoming import restrictions “to the letter.” Environmental Minister Li Ganjie characterized the country’s materials ban and recently updated contaminant standards revision as two separate actions during a press conference held by Chinese environmental officials on Nov. 16. This confirmed the growing speculation that…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/20-11/22

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/20-11/22. China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold On Nov. 15, the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), standards that…

China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold

In an alert sent to its members Nov. 16, ISRI says the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminates thresholds for scrap imports. China proposed that…