Dangers of LIBs & Mitigating Potential Fire Risk Via Battery Recycling

Most everything we use contains batteries of some kind, whether it’s alkaline, nickel metal hydride (NMH), or Lithium Ion, but some are more dangerous than others. There are car batteries and batteries for toys, but the most dangerous of all are the ones found in our electronics. Smartphones, laptops and tablets typically use Lithium Ion…

3 Reasons Not to Repair Your Own Smartphone

Right to Repair has been a controversial issue in the tech world in recent years, which encourages users to seek repair options other than OEMs for their devices. One by one many tech companies have begun expanding their repair services to allow for third-party or self-repairs, with Apple being the most recent to amend their…

Tech Solutions Series: What to do With a Swollen Laptop Battery

How many times have you Googled a quick fix to a tech problem, maybe an internally damaged do-hopper, or a broken thing-a-majig causing problems within your device? Perhaps you’ve stood in line for hours at the repair shop for a diagnosis, only to be left with more questions than answers. We’ve all been there, but…

Minimizing the Potential Fire Risk in Lithium Ion Batteries

Recent findings have shown an increase in the number of fires caused by Lithium Ion batteries, specifically in materials recovery facilities (MRFs). Last month’s U.S. EPA report concluded that 64 waste facilities experienced a total of 245 fires caused by, or likely caused by, LIBs or lithium metal between 2013 and 2020. The report states,…