A steely resolve to put waste to work
The vision for ‘green steel’ has its roots in the city of Mumbai where Professor Veena Sahajwalla gained inspiration for transforming waste into valuable resources.
The inventor of ‘Green Steel’ manufacturing, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, shares the story of her background and her aspirations for technology to recoup the value in waste.
It might be difficult to imagine how the rubbish heaps of Mumbai would be inspiring. Yet for one local girl, watching the rag pickers trawl landfills for items to sell sparked a career that has led to award-winning inventions and international recognition.