Apple Sells Refurbished Mac Studio Models

Apple is known for its luxurious, though extremely expensive Apple products, as well as its restrictive repair policy that used to prevent third party repair shops from being able to repair Apple devices. In the past, the tech giant has found itself in hot water over false environmental claims after announcing that the company was…

California EPR Bill Signed into Law

During the last 3 years, Senate Bill 54 , the Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act has seen much debate and appeared in multiple iterations, but recently passed the state Senate. The bill would create a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to run a collection and recycling program to be overseen by the state. This would also…

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…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/23-26/22)

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe  Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling. Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s…

Recycling Apps to Help Make Your Summer Greener

Now that summer has finally arrived, many families are hitting the road for those long awaited vacations, which typically means packing meals for roadside picnics. Though many recycling bills are being processed across the U.S., the global plastic waste crisis continues to be an issue. Out of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the…