Open data dive: Plastic use reduction

6 July 2019
Federation House, Manchester

The UK Data Service and methods@manchester are running an Open Data Dive on plastic use reduction 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, 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.

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.