Sydney Science Week Microfactory Tour

SMaRT Centre Microfactory

The world’s first e-waste microfactory was launched in April 2018 at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT). Led by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, materials scientist and Director of the SMaRT Centre, e-waste microfactories offer environmentally and economically sustainable recycling solutions to the growing waste burden.

Come along to see what happens in a microfactory of small machines and devices that use patented technology to turn waste products such as discarded computers, mobile phones and printers into new and reusable products. Microfactories can operate on a site as small as 50 square metres and can be located wherever waste is stockpiled.

Tours take approximately 30 minutes. Please choose a time slot between 12 and 2pm when you register. *

A UNSW event for Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week. Browse our full program.