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The Geography of Litter - Typology Data

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posted on 18.05.2022, 15:36 authored by Randa Lindsey KachefRanda Lindsey Kachef

Society has a strong, complex and long-term relationship with waste materials and much can be learned about behaviour from examining it. The ability to deduct activities from litter is a testament to the significance of post-consumption analysis, facilitated by the ability for litter to maintain its identity long after it has been disposed of. This study focuses on littered items to identify which consumption activites contribute the most. Data within are an excel document which includes litter counts from 4 seperate counting sessions in four different cities, where items have been categorised into 34 separate typologies. The further tabs in the document group typology counts by source activity and integrates Litter Impact Scores generated in a seperate study. Also in the excel is a Metadata tab that includes detailed descriptions of contents. A shapefile (TypologySites) generated in QGIS is also attached that defines all data collection sectors and subsectors, where the value UniqueID allows a join with excel data.

Funding

Hubbub Foundation UK, registered charity no. 1158700

History

Collection method

Sites in four British cities (Sutton, Manchester, Birmingham and London) were divided into subsectors. Sites included a singular road and each were canvassed in their entirety. All litter counted is categorized into 34 typologies.

Copyright owner

Randa Lindsey Kachef