electronic waste

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For as little as $4 a day Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.

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Professor Veena Sahajwalla has pioneered an Australian solution to the global e-waste crisis, developing microfactories to turn unwanted electronics into valuable metal alloys. 

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UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.