A Documentary: CERC Students Explore E-Waste Warehouse
by Andrew Mambo and Dana Kochnower
As New Yorkers with small apartments, we all know how hard it is to store unwanted stuff; we also know that recycling is better than throwing it away. After taking CERC’s Introduction to Environmental Policy course, we became aware of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which prohibits consumers from disposing covered electronic equipment in landfills beginning January 2015. We visited the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s new permanent e-waste warehouse located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The warehouse is open five-days-a-week for people to bring cell phones, printers, computers, televisions and a variety of other electronics that should not wind up in landfills.
To learn more about the LESEC’s e-waste warehouse:
To learn more about the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act:
Andrew Mambo and Dana Kochnower are enrolled in the certificate program at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.