West Virginia University Uses Recycled Minerals for National Defense

Electronic waste has been an issue for many years and continues to grow, especially with how much society depends upon technology, and West Virginia University researchers have developed a new process for recycling e-waste to extract used raw materials used to build national defense technology.   According to the associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering…

Walmart Launches Refurbishment Program

More companies are becoming environmentally conscious, and making efforts to reduce waste. Tech giants like Apple and Samsung have implemented post consumer materials in manufacturing, reduced packaging or use recycled materials for packaging, and use recycled metals in manufacturing new devices. Others such as Amazon and eBay have announced similar refurbishment and certification programs, and…

Environmental Services of Proper IT Asset Disposition

As the waste crisis continues to be a major issue, and many companies are becoming more environmentally conscious. Several have made statements proclaiming changes to their products such as biodegradable or reusable shopping bags. However, one type of waste many are still unaware of is electronic waste. E-waste accounts for 70 percent of the world’s…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/13-16/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including caution while performing self repairs, a new EU universal charger policy, the importance of metals recycling and details regarding Amazon’s long awaited drone delivery services.  Right to Repair Caution  Over the years electronic devices have grown more expensive, and so have repairs. Skyrocketing smartphone prices…

Apple Takes Steps Toward a Greener Future

Apple’s sleek products are beloved around the globe, but the company has been under fire in recent years for false environmental claims. Despite the tech giant’s prior claims of being environmentally conscious, Apple is still the largest manufacturer of electronic devices, therefore, directly responsible for a large portion of the world’s electronic waste. However, this…