Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
Asociacion de Recicladores
This description of Silvio Ruíz Grisales's work was prepared when Silvio Ruíz Grisales was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Silvio Ruiz is improving conditions for Colombia's informal recyclers by organizing them into a national association which presses for laws to recognize and regulate of their work, as well as benefits to enable them to compete with corporate waste management firms.
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