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2021-20 International Statistics Literacy Competition International 2nd Place

South Korea Representative 

Rationale / Abstract

Data Collection

As a resident of Jeju island, I was confronted with the following news about waste: “Research showed a signific ant lack of waste management centers in Jeju. Many la ndfill sites are operating overtime, and some have been dug up again even after being filled up. Different types of waste were mixed up in many. The Jeju environmental activist association advocated policies to reduce household waste, and the modernization and activation of recycling centers.” Our group aims to (1) compare and contrast Jeju’s curr ent recycling situation with other cities and (2) find pro blems & ways to improve waste management in Jeju.

Because we aim to conduct data analysis by complete observation, we used Statistics Korea’s most recently updated data. This could be found in KOSIS, the national Statistics portal. ( Waste can be categorized into household waste (rubbish), commercial waste, and biomedical waste. This analysis will primarily be concerned with household waste. We used data about…

- Each administrative district (e.g. population)

- The amount of household waste

- Household waste treatment

- Household waste management budget and use


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