HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/20-23/22)

Basel Convention Approves E-Scrap Amendments, Further Restricting U.S. E-Scrap Exports Last year the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal published several changes to the convention that would tighten e-scrap export regulations. The meeting took place this past week in Geneva, resulting in approval for e-scrap related changes,…

Why E-Scrap Exports Are Important to a Circular Economy

The world currently operates under a linear economy, and many do not realize there is any other option. The take-make-dispose method is the primary routine for manufacturers and consumers who take materials from the earth, make consumer products, and dispose of them when they are no longer useful or desirable. As simple as it is,…

Basel Convention Approves E-Scrap Amendments, Further Restricting U.S. E-Scrap Exports

Last year the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal published several changes to the convention that would tighten e-scrap export regulations. The meeting took place this past week in Geneva, resulting in approval for e-scrap related changes, and puts further emphasis on the creation and adoption of…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/31-6/2/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details on the new Swiss-Ghana e-scrap export proposal, some battery safety tips and what to do if a fire occurs during self repair, and a new data wiping tool for Google’s Chromebook.  Battery Safety 101 & What to do if a battery fire occurs during…

Swiss-Ghana Proposal Could Largely Disrupt the U.S. e-Scrap Exports Industry

Adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland on March 22, 1989, The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal is an international treaty that controls the management and trade of waste worldwide. The Basel Convention was first implemented in 1992 in order to protect human health…