Trash Taxonomy

The Trash Taxonomy Relational Table Tool

Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research


Trash Taxonomy website is a portal for relational tables that relate trash survey nomenclature. It includes 7 relational tables and a tool that can be used to query the relational tables with trash survey sheets. This tool was developed by collating and comparing categories and terms used from over 50 commonly used in trash survey sheets.

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An example of an item fitting in this schema is shown below from Hapich et al. (2022).

Fig. 1