Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year


2019 NSW Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Ms Angelina Arora

State: New South Wales

At 16 years old, Angelina Arora is tackling the problem of single-use plastics, creating a new bio-plastic, showcased at the prestigious 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She encourages young women to pursue a STEM career. Acknowledged for her leadership, Angelina believes her generation will make a difference

After being asked to pay for a plastic bag at a shop, 16-year-old Angelina Arora committed herself to finding a better solution to single-use plastics. Her vision is to prevent the wastage of 1.2 trillion tonnes of plastic each year, the majority being single-use plastic bags and packaging.

Angelina went on to develop a new type of toxic free, strong and flexible plastic.

Using her profile Angelina now empowers young women to engage in STEM subjects and careers.

Not only confining her time to scientific pursuits, Angelina also conducts charity work both nationally and internationally. As a result, she was acknowledged for leadership in social justice by the Hon Dame Marie Bashir for promoting peace and harmony within Australia.

Angelina has received multiple awards for her innovative research, and in 2018, showcased her project at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

She believes her generation is the one that will make a difference and discourages silence in the face of injustice amongst young people.


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