Ethical and Accessible E-Waste Recycling at UC Berkeley
Project Sponsor: Zero Waste Research Center (ZWRC)
TGIF Grant: $7,500
Project Theme: Waste Diversion and Reduction
Project Description: This project seeks to implement and institutionalize a streamlined e-waste recycling system on campus where none was accessible to students before. Student staff will spearhead an education campaign detailing the environment and economic impacts of e-waste, meant to support the campus-wide Zero Waste by 2020 goals. The recycling system is meant to be modular, and will be highly responsive to feedback from facilities, faculty, students, and other stakeholders.
- Pilot an ethical and accessible e-waste recycling program at UC Berkeley
- Promote a circular economy and to increase landfill diversion under the campus-wide Zero Waste by 2020 Goal
- Create an education campaign that will raise student awareness and increase their sense of responsibility about the environmental and social implications of e-waste