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 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 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

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