Recycling revolutionary Veena Sahajwalla turns old clothes into kitchen tiles | Australian Story
Scientist and NSW Australian of the Year Veena Sahajwalla is a recycling superstar with some bold new ideas about how to save waste from landfill. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/3l7kXcR
Inspired walking the streets of her Mumbai neighbourhood as a child, Veena observed almost everything was reused and “nothing was wasted”.
This can-do attitude shaped her engineering career and sowed the seeds for some ground-breaking ideas, including making steel from car tyres. Now she’s unveiling her latest invention, a “micro factory” that creates building materials and tiles from dumped clothes and glass.
It’s a revolutionary concept. But will it work outside the lab?
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