Tour UNSW's SMaRT Lab and e-waste microfactory


Thursday, 15 August, 2019 -
17:30 to 18:00


Hilmer Building (E10), Level 4, Centre for Sustainable Materials, Research & Technology Kensington, NSW 2033

Type of event: 

Special Event

Audience / Guests: 

Public / All

The world’s first e-waste microfactory was launched in 2018 at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) and continues to grow from strength to strength. Led by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, materials scientist and Director of the SMaRT Centre, e-waste microfactories offer environmentally and economically sustainable recycling solutions to the growing waste burden.

Come along to see what happens in a microfactory of small machines and devices that use patented technology to turn waste products such as discarded computers, mobile phones and printers into new and reusable products. Microfactories can operate on a site as small as 50 square metres and can be located wherever waste is stockpiled. Professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team will host the tour.

Tours take approximately 30 minutes. Families welcome.




This event is part of the 2019 program of events UNSW Sydney is presenting for National Science Week.

The 2019 program of events includes talks, tours and events that will reveal the science that blows your mind – from an unexpected method to measure dark matter to the feminist history of the internet. See the 
full program.