For thousands of years, trash has been discriminated against, labeled as waste, worthy only of disposal. But at Miniwiz we think the exact opposite - in fact, it’s in the trash that we trust. Because trash equals possibility.  The possibility of a circular and sustainable economy and a cleaner, brighter future for us and the generations to follow - but only if we learn how to work with it, rather than discard it. And in order to learn, first, we must get to know it, and intimately.

So for this very reason, 12 years ago we built The Trash Lab, the world’s only laboratory dedicated exclusively to unlocking the upcycling potential of this abundant but deeply damaging resource.


Miniwiz scientists and engineers have invented over 1000 new and entirely sustainable materials and applications,


discoveries which inform and enable our extensive suite of products and services. But as any Miniwiz scientist will tell you, we’ve only just got started.

We think of it as our molecular kitchen,

the place we cook up material miracles every single day, exploring hundreds of recipes before finding the highest performance outcomes. Inventing new machinery, imagining new techniques and molecular treatments are all part of our daily routine reflecting our tireless commitment to our goal-creating a truly circular economy. And most importantly, it’s all with zero toxicity and can be re-recycled again.

Nestled deep within our Taipei HQ,

The Trash Lab is our most important asset in the fight for the mass adoption of sustainable materials into everyday consumption. The Trash Lab is essentially a miniaturized engineering plant, applying real processes and technologies to ensure our discoveries can be scalable and integrated seamlessly with the future of digitalized manufacturing.