10 Minute Genius: Veena Sahajwalla on why there is no such thing as waste

Waste has got a bad reputation. But when we hold our noses as we scuttle past the bin, we are passing by a world of opportunities. In material science, the idea of a used can, a discarded tyre or a smashed iPhone is a gateway to an untapped world of new products. So, in the time it takes to melt an aluminium can, Eureka Prize recipient Veena Sahajwalla explains why not everything belongs in the bin.

To learn more about Veena's work, head to the Centre for Sustainable Materials and Research & Technology (SMaRT@UNSW)'s website.