HOBI International Processing Facilities Pass Rigorous R2 Certification

HOBI International, Inc., a global leader in the resale, remarketing and recycling of IT assets and cellular phones, today announced R2 Certification for its Dallas, Texas, processing center.

Created by a multi-stake holder group, which included the US EPA, state regulators and OEMs and is now managed by R2 Solutions, the R2 Certification is a stringent set of requirements for electronics recyclers’ environmental, worker health and safety, and security practices and includes general principles and specific practices for recyclers disassembling or reclaiming used electronics equipment.

“In July, our Chicago facility became the first R2 Certified recycling facility in Illinois,” says Cathy Hill, co founder and CEO of HOBI International, Inc. “With R2 Certification of our Dallas facility, we have full verification of the high standards HOBI has lived by and championed for our clients and for our industry.”

In addition to being R2 certified, HOBI is also fully ISO14001 certified for its effective Environmental Management System.

In its 19th year of operation, HOBI services Fortune 2000 clients in the complex process of IT asset management and cellular asset management, reverse logistics, data erasure and destruction, as well as resale and environmentally compliant recycling. HOBI goes beyond compliance to be a best in class provider of services to OEMs, leasing companies and large corporate users of electronics.

About HOBI International
HOBI International, Inc. is a leading asset management and electronics recycling company serving Fortune 1000 clients. HOBI’s IT services group focuses on corporate IT, data and telecommunications infrastructure, providing resale and re-marketing, data erasure and data destruction, recycling, environmental and compliance reporting, de-installation services, and logistics management. HOBI’s Mobile Device services group focuses on the resale and recycling of cellular assets. Our client list includes 3 of the 4 national wireless operators in the US and 4 major device OEMs, and many recycling partners that trust us to maximize the value of their cellular assets while protecting sensitive corporate or client data. An R2 and ISO14001 certified firm, HOBI leads the electronics recycling industry in best practices for recycling and commodities recovery. Learn more at www.HOBI.com.

About R2 Solutions
R2 Solutions is a non-profit organization formed to administer and promote the R2 standard, a comprehensive set of best management practices for the e-recycling industry governing the environmental, health, safety and security aspects of the electronics recycling industry. R2 Solutions is responsible for promoting the standard in the ICT industry, encouraging e-recyclers to become certified to R2, educating the public about responsible e-recycling and providing administrative support to the R2 multi-stakeholder governing council. Additional information is available a twww.r2solutions.org.