Australia India - Unlimited Opportunities (UNSW)
Ever wonder what happens to those old computers you throw out? E-waste is a huge problem accumulating around 20 - 40 million tons of toxic waste world-wide per annum. Prof Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, UNSW, is revolutionising e-waste recycling and showing how metals, glass and plastics can be reused and in doing so generate a billion dollar industry. Here she speaks about her research (play from 14:15).