Toshiba continues decline of computer, electronics recycling

The future of recycling old electronics looks meek for Toshiba as responsible disposal of end-of-life devices has decreased for the consecutive second year. According to Toshiba’s recent Environmental Report, the disposal of end-of-life devices has decreased nearly 25 percent since last years numbers. 90,700 tons were recycled in 2012, which has been spiraling downward from…

Key to successful electronics recycling program: Certification

What sets your IT asset management and ITAD organization apart from the sea of others? At HOBI International Inc., it’s our Responsible Recyclers (R2) certification. Industry standards are an important part of insuring a level playing field within the ITAD industry. Companies requiring electronics recycling services need to be confident that their ITAD vendor is…

HOBI MobileLife considers consumers replace smartphones more than other electronics

In the first week of sales, Apple hit a record high of selling nine million new iPhones, 5S and 5C, nearly doubling last years iPhone 5 sales. With the emergence of the two Apple iPhone’s, Earth 911’s conducted a study: “Which electronics item do you replace most often?” -Smartphones -Computer -TV -Video Game System -Other…

Dell’s China-only Tablet Cause Concern For Proper Electronics Recycling

China asked for it and Dell plans to deliver! A low-cost, less-powerful tablet is what will be brought to China by the end of 2013. Round Rock, Texas-based Dell targeted the Chinese consumer electronics market in particular because they demand cheap. Chinese consumers are willing to sacrifice a bit of quality and power for a lower price tag. Dell hopes…