HOBI International, Inc. plays a pivotal role in the upcoming cellphone exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, “Cellphone: Unseen Connections,” highlighting the evolution of cell phones and their impact on society during the past few decades. HOBI, an IT and mobile asset disposition and electronics recycler, donated hundreds of recycled phones to be displayed in the exhibit opening June 23.
“As an IT asset disposition enterprise, we focus on establishing sustainable solutions to e-waste reduction, and it is an honor to share our knowledge of the importance of proper management of mobile technology and e-waste disposal by contributing to the Smithsonian exhibit,” said Craig Boswell, HOBI president.
The “Cellphone: Unseen Connections” exhibit opens Friday, June 23, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History in Washington, D.C., as a new exhibition on the technological, environmental, and cultural impacts of cellphones. Spanning the entirety of cell phone history, the exhibit will focus on how cellular phones bring people together in ways they never realized, with multimedia experiences including interactive displays, video installations, and more. The exhibit is scheduled to remain open for three years.
“Cellphones are one of the most significant technological creations in the annals of humankind,” said Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History. “We are proud to bring the behind-the-scenes story of this revolutionary device to museum visitors.”
As an R2, RIOS, WBE and ISO-14001 certified ITAD enterprise with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, HOBI prioritizes sustainable solutions in every facet of the business, and this opportunity helps spread awareness of the growing e-waste crisis and the importance of responsible electronics disposition.