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Growing up in India’s most densely populated city, Mumbai, with its population of more than 18 million, Veena Sahajwalla saw the best and worst of waste management.
On one hand, mountains of waste were produced by the city every day. But on the other hand, families and businesses, by necessity, would make use of this waste in their daily lives.
She couldn’t help but be influenced by this childhood experience, Sahajwalla said, in the development of her career. Here, in Australia, she could pursue her new science and technology interests and begin to turn into reality her dream of transforming waste resources into value-added materials.
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Explore Professor Veena Sahajwalla’s ground-breaking work as Director of the world’s first e-waste microfactory, Smart Centre at UNSW.
Discover how Veena uses the science of micro-recycling to show that everything that exists in a physical form has worth.
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- Recycle a smart phone with the Augmented Reality experience, E-Waste Alchemy.
- Watch the full interview with Professor Veena Sahajwalla, featuring Craig Reucassel from War on Waste.
- Read Veena Sahajwalla’s inspiring story from our Create magazine.
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