Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Herman

Abstract

Plastic pollution is a complex problem. The chemical properties of plastic make it a threat to marine biodiversity when it is improperly disposed of. This project assists the Port Phillip EcoCentre, which has been conducting litter audits across streets, beaches, and rivers in order to determine levels of plastic pollution in Port Phillip Bay’s catchment area. This project compiled litter audit, human, and environmental data into a Geographic Information Systems map to visualise the data, facilitate its analysis, and enable communication with the public and government. The visualisation was analysed for correlations between pollution levels and factors which will impact waste management policies and source reduction plans on the local and state level.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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