Access WFD manuals and discover data-driven circular economy and marine litter monitoring tools

User Manual

The User Manual provides an explanation of the WFD toolkit and in-depth guidance on how to apply it. This includes information on data collection issues, how to estimate plastic leakages, how to run scenarios, and how to visualise the waste flows. Decision trees and descriptive tables for each part of the solid waste management system facilitate the calculation of leakage potentials.

WFD Portal Guide

This guide is designed to help you navigate and effectively use the WFD Data Portal. It covers the essential steps for getting started, including registration, viewing and comparing case studies, inputting your own data to create new studies, and utilizing the scenario function.

Circular Economy Data Catalogue

Data collection and access is a particular challenge for any data driven approach. To ease data collection and support use of additional data sets along WFD assessment, this data catalogue and mapping provide an overview of relevant data driven approaches and data sets in the field of circular economy and marine litter monitoring.

Circular Economy Data Catalogue – access for free here

Further Toolkits

Several plastic pollution assessment tools have been developed in recent years, each using slightly different methodological approaches and therefore offering different benefits. You can find out more about the differences between the tools and the synergy of the waste flow diagram with other plastic pollution assessment tools here.

Wastewise Cities Tool (WaCT)

IUCN - UN Plastic Hotspotting

SPOT Model

Plastic Pollution Calculator

Plastics to Ocean Calculator

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Waste Flow Diagram