Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Ana Luisa Arocena's work was prepared when Ana Luisa Arocena was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Ana Luisa Arocena is developing an integral approach to dealing with toxic waste management in Uruguay. She is creating new technologies to recycle and dispose of hazardous materials in responsible ways, while promoting transparency, spreading environmental and public health awareness, and creating decent jobs for waste management workers. Ana Luisa has designed Uruguay’s first toxic waste tracking technology as well as the first machines dedicated to the safe destruction of fluorescent lamps, which contain high amounts of mercury. She is negotiating to implement one for cathode ray tubes.
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