Open data dive: Plastic use reduction

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Federation House, Manchester

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The UK Data Service and methods@manchester: Open data dive on plastic use reduction on Saturday 6 July at The Federation, Manchester

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The UK Data Service and methods@manchester are running an Open Data Dive on Saturday 6 July at The Federation, Manchester

The data dive will bring together coders, data enthusiasts, graphic designers, project managers and pizza lovers to analyse and visualise open social and economic data about plastic use reduction.

The Challenge: Local to global: The data in plastic, from single use carrier bags to international emissions from plastic manufacture – data strategies for plastic reuse reduction.

Prizes will be given for projects which offer new perspectives and compelling calls to action for plastic use reduction. As with our last Open Data Dive we'll be offering the opportunity to 3D print the winning dive (in natural materials).

We are delighted to be welcoming some special guests including Duncan Millard, former Chief Statistician and Head of the IEA Energy Data Centre to speak about the increasing use of oil for non-energy uses and the wealth of international data relating to plastic manufacture, usage and waste to speak about collaboration in resource usage efficiency.

  • Duncan is an International Statistics Advisor working on a number of projects including the International Energy Agency (IEA) EU4Energy work in Eastern Europe, the Caucuses and Central Asia. Previously he was the IEA’s Chief Statistician for 4 years and led the team responsible for the development and production of all the IEA global energy statistics covering energy balances, fuels, energy efficiency, prices and RD&D.

The data dive is free to attend, open to everyone and we'll lay on free lunch and drinks all day. Newcomers are welcome and there will be data specialists and programmers from the UK Data Service on hand to provide support and help.

The data

There’s a wealth of local and international open data relating to plastic manufacture, usage and waste made available through the UK Data Service, government, local authorities and charities:

We host the data of international agencies like the International energy Agency (IEA), World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which contain indicators on regional and national plastic manufacture and usage, waste and environment, and health.

We distribute the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 UK censuses as open data. These data are population headcounts for different combinations of characteristics (like age, marital status, where people live and work, and their living and housing conditions). We host the boundary data and flow data for the 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 UK Census data.

Data.gov.uk offers a range of open data about plastic, environment, emissions and health.

Don’t worry if you’ve not used data through the UK Data Service and local and national organisations and governments before. We’ll be running parallel drop-in workshops during the day to introduce newcomers (and old hands) to the data, the platforms and the APIs.

Follow the event: #UKDSDataDive | @UKDataService | @UKDSImpact | @methodsMcr

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Federation House, Manchester

2 Federation Street

Manchester

M4 4BF

United Kingdom

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