Sea to Source - Collecting Socioeconomic Data

Sea to Source - Collecting Socioeconomic Data

Lillygol Sedaghat (Lilly for short) is a multimedia storyteller at the intersection of science, systems, and people. She joined the "Sea to Source: Ganges" expedition on the Ganges River to talk to local people about why and how they use plastic. The data she collects about the social and economic factors that result in plastic being put in the river's holy waters will not only help protect the famously polluted Ganges, but will give us insights into plastic pollution around the world.


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Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Human Geography, Social Studies

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November 15, 2023

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