Data and software
Esri UK created the map using ArcGIS Pro 2.9 and Map Viewer. The web application was created using Instant Apps. Data was provided by the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Office of National Statistics.
Recycling rates within England have increased throughout the years, which is significant progress in the management of waste and resources. However, large amounts of waste are still being rejected for recycling each year for reasons such as contamination. Small amounts of contamination can ruin an entire batch of recyclables, with the rejected recyclable waste being sent to landfills. This web map explores the recycling behaviours of the population of each local authority for the financial year 2020-2021.
This interactive web map allows users to search for their local authority and gain information about the recycling behaviours of the population. The pop-ups are configured to give information relative to the national averages to provide further context to the user. The web map is easy to use and its simplicity allows usability across a range of desktop and mobile devices.
Balqis is a Graduate Consultant at Esri UK with a background in Earth Sciences. Alongside her interests in GIS and Cartography, Balqis enjoys painting, going on walks and playing badminton.