New e-scrap bill proposes framework for exports, addresses counterfeit material

A new bill has been proposed by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) as an effort to introduce extended guidelines for e-scrap exports and bring attention to the dangers of counterfeit material. This bill, tentatively named the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA), is the second recent attempt at establishing legislation to control…

Brexit decision raises questions for e-waste recyclers

This week, following the Brexit referendum, ¬†the United Kingdom reached a majority vote to leave the EU. This decision brings questions about changes in legislation as well as export and import difficulties for e-waste recyclers and processors. With the current issues at hand, nationwide environmental agendas are anticipated to take the back seat. This creates…

Three checkpoints for enterprises choosing an IT asset manager

Pairing with an IT asset management provider cuts down on the stress of data security, data management, device repairs and end-of-life services. While these are all important functions of a successful enterprise-ITAM provider partnership, the most imperative function of IT asset management may be looked over: compliance. Pairing with a non-compliant service provider can result…

HOBI News of the Week 3/16-3/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of May 16-20, 2016. LinkedIn breach compromised 117 million accounts A data breach at LinkedIn in 2012 compromised up to 117 million user account credentials. North American educational technology market anticipating substantial growth Market Research reports the North American ¬†educational technology market is anticipated…

BAN study raises questions about downstream accountability

A study conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN) earlier this month indicates as much as a third of low-value devices collected for recycling in the U.S. were exported. BAN acquired this data by implanting GPS trackers into 200 CRTs, printers and flat panel displays and tracking their movements. Nearly 75 percent of the tracked devices…