Homeboy Electronics: Giving old tech and incarcerated people a second chance

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Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. Homeboy Electronics Recycling works to tackle it. Image by Mike Royer.

Electronics have become the largest source of toxic waste in the U.S. But many devices and their parts are still usable. That’s why Homeboy Electronics Recycling is refurbishing, repurposing and reselling tens of thousands of pounds of electronics every week, all while employing formerly incarcerated and gang-affiliated people to do it.