HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 8/13-8/17

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile, technology, and electronic recycling news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 8/13-8/17. New smartphone shows hardware innovation is slowing down While the latest smartphones to hit the market have been impressive on the inside, on the hardware side of things the handsets aren’t showing…

E-waste mining could be big business and good for the planet

Every year, millions of televisions, phones and other electronic equipment are being discarded, despite them being a rich source of metals. Thanks to e-waste mining, the industry not only has the potential to see immense growth but to find innovative ways to keep our planet sustainable. Professor Veena Sahajwalla’s conducts “urban mining,” which is simply…