The Electronic Waste Awareness Project (EWAP) increases electronic waste recycling, reuse, and repair rates.
EWAP received grant funding in 2019 by the NYC Citizen’s Committee. The Grant was a Reduce, Reuse, Repair Grant.
Over the course of the year, the project diverted ~30 large electronic items from the landfill. These items were dumped on sidewalks but re-routed to be recycled by EWAP.
Electronics contain valuable materials such as gold, that can be reclaimed and reused if put in the right hands. They also contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment and living creatures, so they need to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary contamination.
Here is a video to explain further –