Lab 01 - 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 various levels including globally, per country, and over time. For this lab we focus on data from 2010.

Additionally, National Geographic ran a data visualization communication contest on plastic waste as seen here.

Learning goals

Complete the following steps before you join the live workshop!

Getting started

IMPORTANT: If there is no GitHub repo created for you for this assignment, it means I didn’t have your GitHub username as of when I assigned the homework. Please let me know your GitHub username asap, and I can create your repo.

Go to the course GitHub organization and locate your Lab 01 repo, which should be named lab-01-plastic-waste-YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME. If you’re in the right place, it should look like the following.