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Global Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution is a major and growing problem, negatively affecting oceans and wildlife health. Our World in Data has a lot of great data at the various levels including globally, per country, and over time.

Additionally, National Geographic is running a dataviz communication contest on plastic waste as seen here.

I intentionally left the datasets "uncleaned" this week as they are already in good shape minus the column names. I would suggest trying the janitor package, where janitor::clean_names() or purrr::set_names() can come in handy to clean up the names quickly!

Get the data!

coast_vs_waste <- readr::read_csv("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rfordatascience/tidytuesday/master/data/2019/2019-05-21/coastal-population-vs-mismanaged-plastic.csv")

mismanaged_vs_gdp <- readr::read_csv("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rfordatascience/tidytuesday/master/data/2019/2019-05-21/per-capita-mismanaged-plastic-waste-vs-gdp-per-capita.csv")

waste_vs_gdp <- readr::read_csv("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rfordatascience/tidytuesday/master/data/2019/2019-05-21/per-capita-plastic-waste-vs-gdp-per-capita.csv")

Data Dictionary

coast_vs_waste.csv

variable class description
Entity Character Country Name
Code Character 3 Letter country code
Year Integer (date) Year
Mismanaged plastic waste (tonnes) double Tonnes of mismanaged plastic waste
Coastal population Double Number of individuals living on/near coast
Total Population double Total population according to Gapminder

mismanaged_vs_gdp.csv

variable class description
Entity Character Country Name
Code Character 3 Letter country code
Year Integer (date) Year
Per capita mismanaged plastic waste (kg per day) double Amount of mismanaged plastic waste per capita in kg/day
GDP per capita Double GDP per capita constant 2011 international $, rate
Total Population double Total population according to Gapminder

waste_vs_gdp.csv

variable class description
Entity Character Country Name
Code Character 3 Letter country code
Year Integer (date) Year
Per capita plastic waste (kg per person per day) double Amount of plastic waste per capita in kg/day
GDP per capita Double GDP per capita constant 2011 international $, rate
Total Population double Total population according to Gapminder
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