The burgeoning solar sector has a responsibility to consider the afterlives of its products, says an expert from UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.
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.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla has pioneered an Australian solution to the global e-waste crisis, developing microfactories to turn unwanted electronics into valuable metal alloys.
UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.