Gonzalo Muñoz

Ashoka Fellow
Chile
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Gonzalo Muñoz's work was prepared when Gonzalo Muñoz was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Introduction
Gonzalo Muñoz is reinventing the recycling industry in Chile by showing that we can recycle many other materials than the traditional ones, and by sharing the financial rewards of recycling. He is slowly replacing the current waste management system, which simply hides garbage and encourages waste through financial incentives. Gonzalo strives to create a future with no garbage; in which recycling is part of the daily life and actions of all institutions and people, and everyone, especially the environment, profit.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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