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Veena Sahajwalla, the crusader from India who recycles electronic waste

The Mumbai-born Indo-Australian scientist is waging a war against electronic waste with her novel invention of the world's first microfactory

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E-waste warrior Veena Sahajwalla feels her micro factory can be deployed at Seelampur and Mayapuri areas in Delhi which are known for housing hundreds and thousands of e-waste recycling shops

Samreen Ahmad Bengaluru
Do you know that one tonne of mobile phones -- that's 6,000 handsets -- contains 130 kg of copper, 3.5 kg of silver, 340 gm of gold and 140 gm of palladium? With global Android phone shipments approaching 1.41 billion by 2022, according to an IDC report, imagine the amount of electronic waste this would produce, which will ultimately enter landfills and pollute the environment.

The only solution to tackle this e-waste menace is to bring the waste back to life. Recycling things like paper, glass and plastic is quite common nowadays. But Veena Sahajwalla, a Mumbai-born Indo-Australian scientist, is

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 6:56 AM IST

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