Art and E-Waste

Liz Daly at the Gowanus e-waste center

I’m afraid my life isn’t all about  art openings and concerts and theatre…   I recently spent some time at the Gowanus e-waste center, disassembling hard drives and phones to get ready for the EXPO Gowanus, a carnival focused on art, science, and toxic waste!

You can visit their e-waste craft session booth and make mobiles, wind chimes, and other crafts out of disassembled phones, hard drives and other e-waste. No registration required!

EXPO Gowanus will take place on Saturday May 20th, 11AM – 5PM at Thomas Greene Park, 3rd Ave & Douglas Street Brooklyn, NY 11217.

You can bring your digital trash to the Gowanus e-waste center in Brooklyn, where they will re-cycle or up-cycle it, or resell it – they have a retail outlet and the staff is very helpful.  The e-waste center is part of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which runs a number of recycling and environmental education programs.  For more information, visit their website. 

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