I'm the Exec. Director of United Greenworks (www.unitedgreenworks.com). We focus on re-purposing electronics and small mechanical waste. (Bicycles, Lawnmowers, etc) I make creation tools available en mass. I'm also on a team devoted to re-extruding recycled plastics for use in 3d modelers.
I do it because it has to be done. Landfilling plastics, electronics and small mechanical stuff needs to stop. There's a goldmine of parts to be harvested and shared.