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

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 map showing population density combined with driving distances to local waste sites in Wales

Mapping how many people share UK recycling services

In July 2020, we were delighted to be part of a team awarded ODI Stimulus Fund money to develop an open data standard for public information about UK recycling. This has since

A map of recycling sites in Scotland

Making maps of recycling sites in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

In July 2020, we were delighted to be part of a team that was awarded ODI Stimulus Fund money to develop an open data standard for public information about recycling in

A map showing the nearest place to take recycling in Wales

Rebooting our map showing the nearest place to take recycling in Wales

In July 2020, we were delighted to be part of a team that was awarded ODI Stimulus Fund money to develop an open data standard for public information about local recycling

A photograph of the Humans Rights Act 1998 legislation document

Our takeaways on the proposed changes to the Human Rights Act

Building on our previous community consultation into the UK government’s planned reforms to data laws in the UK – we wanted to bring people together to tackle another weighty topic

This shows a map of Darley Avenue with levels of particulate matter overlaid

Our Streets Chorlton’s February Data Chat – exploring the effect of weather on air quality

As part out Our Streets Chorlton, Open Data Manchester has been running monthly ‘Data Chats’, where we explore some of the data collected by the community. In February, we were

A photograph of the first page of the Human Rights Act (1998) document

Reforming the Human Rights Act: what does it mean for data?

The Human Rights Act (1998) is a piece of legislation that defines and protects many of our most basic rights and civil liberties today – from the right to life,

A map showing drive-time distances to Household Waste Recycling Centres in Wales affected by the English-Welsh border

Visualising how long it takes for people to get to recycling sites in Wales

In July 2020, we were delighted to be part of a team that was awarded ODI Stimulus Fund money to develop an open data standard for public information about local recycling