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Veena Sahajwalla

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Veena Sahajwalla is Professor at the University of New South Wales, where she also directs The SM@RT Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology. She also heads the Australian Government’s new National Environmental Science Program Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub, and served as a Commissioner at the Australian Climate Commission. As recognition for her work, Veena has been named the '2022 NSW Australian of the Year'.

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Veena Sahajwalla

Electrifying the world the Australian way

In this op-ed, Veena Sahajwalla talks about how recovering critical and valuable materials from waste has a big role to play in helping to electrify the world as we move towards renewable energies and reducing our carbon footprint. Many of the commodities and critical materials needed for this electrification are fetching record prices and suffering supply constraint issues.

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