Gallery: Inhabitat Visits the New LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collection...

©Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat
The Lower East Side Ecology Center opened their e-waste warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn just last week, and Inhabitat got an inside look at the new facility. The permanent facility will complement the organization's ongoing electronic waste collection events throughout the city, serving as a storage and sorting depot where anyone can bring their old computers, televisions, stereos, and the like to ensure that the precious metals, plastics, and toxins inside are properly extracted and recycled. Because of New York State's recently passed Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, proper recycling of electronic products will gradually become law for businesses and private citizens, making spaces such as this crucial to the process. Click ahead to see more from our tour of the space and learn more about the e-waste sorting process.

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1 Comment

  1. anaglypher_08 February 7, 2012 at 12:06 am
    once considered waste; one should get a clearance certificate that the product have been submitted to the warehouse and should be shown to the retailer at the time of purchase of the new commodity of similar price range. also, to get the clearance certificate, one will have to pay for his trash or he pays extra for a new purchase if without a certificate. this will slow down this unwanted consumerism and people would use their money and resources wisely. then the building will change its utility from being just a warehouse to the ministry of anti-consumerism!!