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27 June 2022
Episode #80

Veena Sahajwalla: inventor, waste queen, brainiac

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This week we’re sharing a conversation we had with waste queen Veena Sahajwalla as part of Vivid Festival 2022.

Veena is a trailblazer in the field of recycling science. She heads up the SMaRT Centre at UNSW, and among her epic scientific breakthroughs include perfecting a technique that brings together waste tyres and waste plastic in the production of steel, and waste textiles and waste glass in the manufacturing of ceramics.

We love Veena’s story and ability to offer very practical solutions to the waste crisis. Her work leads us away from the current take-make-waste industrial towards more circular economies.

Big thanks to Vivid for hosting this conversation.

#80 Veena Sahajwalla: inventor, waste queen, brainiac
#80 Veena Sahajwalla: inventor, waste queen, brainiac
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