(DALLAS, Texas) – In recognition of the 47th Earth Day today, HOBI International, Inc. is joining individuals and organizations around the world in celebration of the earth and what can be done to preserve the planet. Earth Day, started in 1970, takes place every April 22 in a worldwide effort to save and nurture the environment of which recycling plays a crucial role. As part of the activities this year, HOBI plans to increase awareness electronics recycling’s positive environmental impact.
“Earth Day serves as a reminder of recycling’s importance,” Boswell said. “Promoting sustainability is the first step in establishing a circular economy for electronics.”
HOBI International, Inc. is an R2, RIOS, ISO-14001:2004 and WBE certified IT asset management and processing company. HOBI provides the best practices in electronics recycling and refurbishment. In addition to processing more than 15 million pounds of IT equipment yearly, HOBI aims to educate the public and other industry professionals on the importance of electronics recycling, design for disassembly and working towards a circular economy.
Each year the scrap recycling industry recycles roughly 135 million metric tons of materials, thereby transforming society’s outdated and obsolete products and materials into useful raw materials needed to produce new products. In doing so, the scrap recycling industry has made great savings in both energy and natural resources and thus has had an extremely positive impact on our environment. Further, by purchasing products at the end of their life and processing them back into raw materials used in the manufacture of new products, scrap recycling reduces the need for virgin materials, such as iron ore, trees, and other natural resources. Recycling reduces energy consumption and the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change, while helping to maintain a steady supply of raw materials for the U.S. and global economies.
“Each year Earth Day provides us with an important reminder not only of the need to do our part to protect the earth, but also the positive impact the recycling industry has on the environment and energy savings,” said Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). “Together with our members, ISRI serves as an environmental steward to not only promote recycling at all levels, but also educate future generations on the importance of recycling, encourage manufacturers to design products with recycling and earth conservation in mind.”
A few examples of how recycling helps preserve the environment include:
- There is up to 87 percent reduction in energy consumption when producing recycled plastic compared to producing plastic from virgin materials.
- Recycling one ton of paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill.
- The total estimated reduction in C02 emissions from scrap recycling globally is approximately 410 million tons per year.
- On average, the United States processes enough ferrous scrap daily, by weight, to build 25 Eiffel Towers every day of the year.
HOBI International is a member of ISRI, the Voice of the Recycling Industry™. ISRI represents more than 1,300 manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass and textiles.scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass and textiles.
About HOBI International
HOBI International, Inc. is a leading IT and mobile asset management and electronics recycling company serving Fortune 1000 clients across North America. Since 1992, HOBI has provided comprehensive solutions for the remarketing and environmentally responsible recycling of electronic assets.
HOBI’s IT services team help organizations big and small process end-of-life electronics with a focus on corporate IT, data, and telecommunications infrastructure. Our services include resale/remarketing, data erasure/data destruction, recycling, environmental and compliance reporting, de-installation services, and logistics management.
HOBI International, Inc., an R2/RIOS and ISO 14001 certified firm, has more than 20 years experience in enterprise asset management and disposition. The company’s pioneering enterprise asset process makes HOBI the leader in its industry. HOBI’s professionals are trained in value maximization and will set up customized enterprise asset service programs based on client needs.