Feb 21

Unmanufacturing in Troy

General News

Electronic gadgets are everywhere — and in greater numbers every day. It’s one side effect of an industry in which an item is considered “old” if was released just a year ago.

So, these items often have a short lifespan. And when the end comes, they have to go somewhere — and increasingly, that place is not a landfill. As of the start of this year, businesses and municipalities in New York State are no longer allowed to pitch electronics into landfills. And by 2015 that restriction will apply to everyone — even individuals.

Read the rest of the article at All Over Albany: http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2012/02/21/unmanufacturing-in-troy