What is a Choropleth Map?

A Choropleth map is a map that uses differences in shading, coloring, or the placing of symbols within predefined areas to indicate the average values of a property or quantity in those areas.

In terms of the Resource Center specifically, the maps are used to display valuable information, such as Diversion Rate by county and state/province level, in a format that is easy to digest. 

In its current iteration, the data provided is pulled from multiple verified sources around the internet. The ultimate goal of the Resource Center Maps, will be to anonymously display data entered into the Resource Center by its users, for the purpose of bringing transparency to the industry. This transparency will allow for further quantitative studies of the subject and will hopefully lead to greater standardization in recycling across North America. 

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