Dang man. Look at the amount of plastic bags.
More information here if you need to discard electronics. These are all of the electronics drop-off locations in NYC.
I’ve posted several things about electronic waste and scrap workers in Ghana (see here and here), but this one from Sam Goldwater seems to focus the most on the human condition directly rather than the waste itself. Insightful, quiet, and quite remarkable that our connection to these people is our own digital waste.
Alex Gorosh traveled to a remote part of Ghana to see first-hand just how the world’s electronics get discarded and “recycled”. Recycled is a loose term here as environmental regulations in this area are much looser than they are elsewhere in the world. This results in electronics being burned and taken apart with its chemicals […]