High-tech garbage — broken computers, mobile phones, fax machines and so on — is a serious hazard. Much of it ends up in landfills and its components, which contain toxic chemicals, often contaminate groundwater and harm the environment. In Chile, a social enterprise named Recycla seems to have found a solution to this problem. Led by CEO Fernando Nilo Nunez, Recycla employs former prisoners to recycle components of high-tech waste and deliver them to potential buyers. Nilo Nunez discussed his organization’s innovative business model in an interview with Universia Knowledge at Wharton:
To read an edited transcript of the interview, click here.