HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/27-30/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details on eBay’s partnership with Phonecheck, a battery recycling facility that received Lithium Ion battery testbeds that will help the company test and grade batteries, how proper IT asset disposition can help you with data security, and tips for keeping your electronics cool during heat…

Battery Recycling Facility Receives Li-Ion Battery Testbeds

Lithium Ion batteries are among the most dangerous components in electronic recycling. Known to combust when damaged, LIBs have caused many fires in the industry and often result in a chain reaction, especially in battery recycling or other end-of-life facilities. Because of the chemical reaction that occurs, LIB fires are more difficult to extinguish, and…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/23-26/22)

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe  Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling. Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s…

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe

Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling.  Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s new Arizona location have begun in what…

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…

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,…