Mapping the North American
Hazardous Waste Trade

Over one million tons of hazardous waste are traded among the United States, Canada, and Mexico each year. What kinds of waste are traded, and where do they go? What happens to it upon arriving at its destination? What does it mean for communities that are major hazardous waste importers? This interdisciplinary research project seeks to answer these questions through visualization and big data analysis. Click on an image below to see our visualizations and learn about our findings!