Monthly Meeting


Our next Monthly Meeting is on Wednesday May 4th 2022

and will be in person in our Moorabbin club rooms at 7pm. It will be a requirement for in-person attendance that you have proof of full vaccination. Please turn up 10-15 minutes early to allow time for check-in and to buy raffle tickets.

You can also join in via zoom: Click here to join meeting on Zoom a little before 7pm. Our MC, Peter bacon, will start at 7pm sharp.

Guest segment: A passion for recycling the SMaRT way

Our guest this time is Professor Veena Sahajwalla from the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales. You may very well have seen her on TV, featuring in ABC’s Catalyst program.


Professor Veena is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials’ at the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre, where she is Founding Director. Professor Veena is the inventor of polymer injection technology, known as green steel, an eco-friendly process for using recycled tyres in steel production. In 2018, Veena launched the world's first e-waste MICROfactorieTM and in 2019 she launched her plastics and Green Ceramics MICROfactoriesTM, a recycling technology breakthrough. Veena is the director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘microrecycling’, a leading national research centre that works in collaboration with industry to ensure new recycling science is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits. Professor Veena has also been appointed hub leader of the national NESP Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub. In 2021, Professor Veena featured in the ABC’s Australian Story and named the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year.

President's report: David Stonier-Gibson

iHelp, hosted by Mike Allison

BYO nibbles and drinks

We will run a raffle and then relax for a spot of socialising.

Close at ~ 9:30


Please do attend in person, if you possibly can. Some face to face time is good for the soul after these last two, dark years.  If you need or have to stay at home, Zoom in and have a chat after the formal part of the meeting. 

Professor Veena has requested we not record our conversation. The rest of the meeting may be recorded and posted to YouTube and possibly elsewhere.

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After the meeting: Informal iHelp discussion may continue and some social chit chat.

If you would like to submit questions for any of our speakers, you need to do so via Yammer. All you need to do is join the 'Monthly meeting live' group and post there.

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