Research to reduce the impact of waste.
About this hub
The Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub is providing research to reduce the impact of plastics, support sustainable people-environment interactions, and offer management options for hazardous substances and pollutants to minimise environmental and human-health impacts.
|NESP funding||$17 million|
|Host organisation||University of New South Wales|
|Hub leader||Professor Veena Sahajwalla|
|Hub website||Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub|
|Approved projects||Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub projects|
The Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub is delivering:
- targeted information and management tools to reduce the impact of plastic and other materials on the environment
- applied scenario-modelling to support sustainable people-environment interactions in communities including urban heat island impacts and liveability analysis
- effective and efficient management options for hazardous waste, substances and pollutants throughout their lifecycle to minimise environmental and human-health impacts
- research that supports maintained and improved air quality.
The hub is also driving coordinated research across all 4 new hubs under NESP’s ‘waste impact management’ cross-cutting initiative. This research is supporting policy development, program management and regulatory processes in both marine and terrestrial environments.