The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week of 12/11-12/15.
- 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.
- Craig Melson, program manager at techUK, discusses emerging repairability and recyclability expectations facing the electronics industry in an article for News Electronics.
- HOBI International Inc. president, Craig Boswell, discusses the prevalent need to establish a set of industry safety standards and manufacturing protocols to create efficient methods in repairing and recycling operations and ensure safe work environments.
- On Dec. 12, Apple announced the highly anticipated iMac Pro would be available for online purchase beginning Dec. 14. The machine is said to be the company’s most powerful all-in-one desktop and begins at $4,999.
- During a press conference, China’s Environmental Minister states that China will “remain vigilant” in enforcing new import policies and will punish companies and individuals who are non-compliant, although no specific penalties were named. China makes it clear they will be handling the impending Jan. 1 waste policy very seriously.