Episode 65: Veena Sahajwalla from UNSW & Diana Sarcasmo from Mirvac explain how building new apartments from waste is the next big thing

Branko Miletic

An apartment featuring flooring, wall tiles, kitchen and lighting features, and furniture and artworks, all made entirely from waste glass and textiles, offers an optimistic view into the future of residential building.

Unveiled recently at the Sydney Olympic Park, Mirvac’s industry-first apartment made using waste materials has the potential to revolutionise home construction, sustainably reduce waste in the building industry as well as transform waste into a valuable resource.

As a collaboration between Mirvac and the UNSW Centre of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT), we talk to Professor Veena Sahajwalla and Mirvac's General Manager Design, Marketing & Sales, Diana Sarcasmo on how building from waste is set to revolutionise Australia's apartment building industry.

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