World’s first micro factory

Veena Sahajwalla an Indian origin scientist in Australia has launched the world’s first micro factory that can convert components from electronic waste items like smart phones and laptops into reusable materials.

Veena who is a Professor at the University of New South Wales said that the e-waste micro factory has the potential to reduce the rapidly growing problem of vast amounts of electronic waste causing environmental hazards. It can also convert consumer waste like glass, plastic, timber etc into micro materials used in industrial grade ceramics and plastic filaments for 3 D printing.