The nominating institution Nanyang Technological University on the breakthrough:

E-waste is a growing global problem owing to its toxicity and environmental impact. Pioneering “waste-for-waste” approach demonstrated to tackle both food waste and electronics waste towards circular economy of zero waste in which resources are used for long as possible. Unique, scalable environmental friendly way to recycle using waste orange peel to recover >90% of precious metals from LIB waste efficiently and to make functional batteries creating minimal waste in the process.

Tags: Circular Economy, Energy, Engineering, Environment & Nature, Future /green cities, Mobility & Transportation.