Starting with a research question for a school project, RJ learned about the gross negligence of tech companies and lack of oversight by the government for electronic waste (e-waste). E-waste can be extremely toxic, a growing concern for environmental and public health. He turned his research project into a book and later started EwasteRJ, with a team of young people to educate the public on the dangers of e-waste and the proper way to process it. They also advocate for the government and companies to be responsible for their environmental impact, and partner with other organizations for proper recycling of electronic waste. Rafa became an Ashoka Young Changemaker in 2019.
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