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,…

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…

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Passes House

The House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) Monday, June 13 in a House vote of 369-42. As broken supply chains and high shipping rates continue to plague the industry, OSRA is designed to promise efficiencies and enhance the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) authorities.  The FMC has long…

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 (6/6-9/22)

World Environment Day 2022: Only One Earth  Yesterday was World Environment Day, the largest international day for the environment led by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Celebrations for World Environment Day began in 1973 and are hosted annually by different countries, with this year’s celebration to be held in Sweden. As the largest global…