Attribute-based Classification Scheme
The LIDMF is underpinned by an attribute-based classification scheme. This scientific approach describes items of waste by their physical and chemical components, making it easier to follow how they degrade and move through the environment. By combining physical attributes such as size and length with spatial attributes such as wind velocity, a better insight is gained into the pathways that move waste and the places that it impacts.
Understanding the basic components of waste allows accurate reporting of different materials, whether the original waste item remains intact or not, as well as their eventual effects on human health, wildlife and the environment. The attribute-based classification scheme also provides a scientific approach to recording and understanding of littered and illegally dumped waste.
In summary the scheme:
Last updated: 10 May 2021
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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Attribute-based Classification Scheme, WetlandInfo website, accessed 27 October 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/pressures/litter-illegal-dumping/litter-framework/classification.html