hobi data and cyber security

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/12-11/16

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent data security, scrap imports and recycling related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 11/12-11/16. Researchers discover security flaw in widely used data storage devices Researchers from the University of Radboud University in the Netherlands have discovered widely used data storage devices equipped with self-encrypting drives…

E-scrap exports boost China’s battery recycling industry

Global e-scrap flows may have helped China dominate the lithium-ion battery recycling industry, but they have hampered similar efforts in the U.S., according to a recently published report titled “The lithium-ion battery end-of-life market 2018-2025,” conducted by U.K. research firm circular Energy Storage. This year, 179,000 metric tons of lithium-ion batteries will reach end-of-life globally,…

hobi import and export

China extends import ban to include all materials

July 11, the Chinese government released a proposal to completely ban imports of recovered fiber and every other form of solid waste. This proposal is in addition to the previous July 2017 filing, where China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that they would no longer be accepting imports of mixed paper, post-consumer plastic (including difficult-to-recycle…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/18-12/22

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/18-12/22. ISRI reports China is ‘not prepared’ to enforce import ban In an update to association membership, ISRI reports China is overwhelmingly ill-prepared to enact the upcoming import policy. The root of China’s issues with the import ban seems to revolve around the…