Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology

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Waste tyres diverted from landfill by UNSW ‘green steel’ technology could reach as high as the International Space Station.

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Mixed plastic and glass waste is set to become a valuable commodity with the establishment of an $8.8 million “green manufacturing” research hub at UNSW led by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla.

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We need innovation in education now if Australia is to build the modern infrastructure and internationally competitive industries of the future, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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The quest to find innovative recycling methods to tackle growing amounts of waste across the globe has attracted researchers and industry delegates to UNSW for the International Sustainability Symposium.

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Sourcing raw materials from waste can cut costs, which means we need to look at our rubbish for its "beauty within," writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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UNSW's Dr Ravindra Rajarao will be among young leaders from India and Australia gathering this week for a three day conference aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries.

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For her patented technology using waste plastic and recycled tyres to make 'green steel', Professor Veena Sahajwalla has won the top prize in the Innovation Challenge awards.

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Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been recognised as "one of the world's leading innovators in the field of sustainable materials use".

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Two UNSW-developed technologies have been recognised with Collaborative Innovation Awards at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide this week.

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Global warming caused by human economic activity is real, and industry must respond, according to one of the world's most senior industrial executives at an international conference co-hosted by UNSW.

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