HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (7/5-7/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including a California EPR bill recently signed into law, details on Apple’s refurbished Mac Studio sales, and the environmental services of proper IT asset disposition.  California EPR Bill Signed into Law  During the last 3 years, Senate Bill 54 , the Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act…

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 (6/27-30/22)

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…

Keep Your Enterprise Data Safe with Proper IT Asset Disposition

Data security is one of the most important aspects of a business, and now that the world has made a digital, remote shift it’s becoming even more crucial. CEOs depend on data security for not only the safety of their employees’ personal information, but the safety of enterprise information as well. Data security helps maintain…

E-Scrap Bill Passes in South Carolina

South Carolina’s House Bill 4775 has finally passed the State House and Senate after spending a month in conference committee over claims that the Senate had tried to link an unrelated bill. With an effort to reform the state’s extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for electronics, the bill eliminates weight targets for electronics collection and…

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,…