Sustainable Communities and Waste (SCaW) Hub

The Sustainable Communities and Waste (SCaW) Hub is part of the second phase of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), a ground breaking program that has delivered practical environment outcomes through almost 400 successful science projects and helped to shape the nation’s environmental science agenda.

The Hub has been tasked to research ways to reduce the effects of plastic, support sustainable people-environment interactions and offer options to minimise impacts of hazardous substances and pollutants, using its cutting edge technical capabilities, particularly in the fields of waste and materials processing.

The Hub is hosted by UNSW and is a consortium comprising five world-class research institutions: UNSW Sydney, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Monash University (MU), Curtin University (CU), and the University of Tasmania (UTas), and various industry, government and community partners.