A bale of plastic bottles crushed together

Watch back our Plastics event now – taking it from vilified problem to valued resource

Plastics are hugely valuable and useful, delivering massive societal value, Professor Mike Shaver from the University of Manchester explained to the audience gathered for our March Open:Data:Night. But there’s no such

A circular diagram with post-it notes on it, where those near the centre detail direct users, and those near the edge detail people who may be indirectly affected by the portal

Understanding how plastic packaging gets made and the needs of the industry

In December, we summarised what we found out in our first round of workshops researching how plastic packaging gets made. This work will enable us to design a Plastics Packaging Portal (PPP)

A series of 'post-it notes' outlining the key data-related questions for the stakeholders involved

What we’ve discovered about plastic packaging – and how you can help us now

In August, we revealed that we’d joined a consortium of organisations backed by Innovate UK and dedicated to dealing with the UK’s million-tonne plastic-packaging waste problem. Since then, we’ve been

Pile of plastic waste, including bottle, tied up in plastic bags

Introducing the Plastics Packaging Portal – supported by Innovate UK to tackle a million-tonne waste problem

Open Data Manchester is delighted to have teamed up with fellow local social venture, and waste-data experts, Dsposal for a new Innovate UK R&D project created to help tackle the

Sophie from Open Data Manchester helping another woman place her lego brick on the Happiness Index lego map

Review: a trip to the Ethical Dilemma Café to part with your personal data…

The Ethical Dilemma Café was back last month – and we were delighted to there in-person to be part of the event – at Feel Good Club in Manchester, part