Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent ITAD, battery and technology news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 10/08-10/12.
An article published by ISRI’s Scrap Magazine takes a look at how HOBI International, Inc. has thrived for decades in information technology asset disposition by providing services that meet customers’ security, environmental, and value needs and developing systems that give structure and consistency to its operations. The article takes a look at HOBI’s humble beginnings to the industry-leading services we provide today.
Did you know that your smartphone holds more gold than one ton of gold ore? Which means that mining gold from e-scrap would yield a better profit than it would from ore. According to a team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh focused on developing a new compound to extract gold from used electronics, around seven percent of the world’s gold is inside electronic scrap, of which less than one-third is currently being salvaged.
During the E-Scrap 2018 conference, Craig Boswell, HOBI’s president, participated in a collaborative workshop with Call2Recycle’s Todd Ellis and Kinsbursky Brothers, Inc.’s Todd Coy, on the Best Practices for Batteries. Provided are the highlights from the presentation. The article covers some of the advice that ITAD industry experts had to share when it comes to lithium-ion batteries and battery recycling safety practices.
While recycling lithium-ion batteries is possible, the practice is far from perfect. What’s missing is a low-energy and low-cost separation system that selectively recovers electrode materials. The solution, according to Michigan Technological University, could be a centuries-old mining tech.
In response to China’s recent import regulations, American cities may need to begin to rethink how they are recycling. In fact, one report, “Rethinking Recycling: How Cities Can Adapt to Evolving Markets,” analyzes exactly how city leaders can develop reliable local waste management systems.