The United States produces more e-waste than any other country.

The Lower East Side Ecology Centre in New York City collects one million pounds of e-waste a year.

It recycles 95 percent of it and the other 5 percent is refurbished and resold if not for its original use, perhaps as a prop for movies and TV shows.

The main mission of the centre is to raise awareness about e-waste by engaging with the community.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

United States, Environment