An Evening With Multi-Award Winning Inventor Prof Veena Sahajwalla Re-Cycling Superstar
Scientist Veena Sahajwalla is a recycling superstar, with bold new ideas about how to save waste from landfill, including her award-winning technique of turning used rubber tyres into steel.
Learn about her latest invention, a ‘microfactory’ that creates building materials and tiles from old clothes and glass.
As Australia’s collective garbage guilt builds alongside the tonnes of plastic piling up in recycling depots, Prof Sahajwalla’s inventions offer exciting new solutions to deal with the problem.
We’re sitting at that tipping point … we have to solve it, we have to do something about it.Veena Sahajwalla
A self-confessed ‘obsessive’ when it comes to waste, Veena Sahajwalla regularly raids her home rubbish bins for inspiration.
Now she is unveiling her latest invention, a ‘microfactory’ that creates building materials and tiles from the unlikely combination of old clothes and glass.
Inspired walking the streets of her Mumbai neighbourhood as a child, Veena observed almost everything was reused and ‘nothing was wasted.’
This attitude underpinned her career as an engineer and sowed the seeds for a variety of ground-breaking ideas, including making steel from car tyres.