Data.

This dataset was collected by Citizen Scientists at an official 'Survey Area' as part of the Litter Intelligence long-term litter monitoring programme. The data are freely and openly accessible to anyone. Download the raw data, share this survey, and learn more about the data collection methodology through the links at the bottom of the page.

Litter Survey

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Nga Motu Beach - Nga Motu North

23 June 2021

Taranaki Conservationists

Dominique Scarf

Overview

B

10

6.0

1.8

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

134

Products

267

1885

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 208 415
Resin pellets B N/A
Safety & construction related 2 3
Other Plastic 3 64
Fishing line 2 18
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 15 53
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 50 85
Bottle caps & lids 6 36
Food containers 5 30
Plastic bags 1 1
Pens & Stationery 2 5
Toys, sport, & recreation 5 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 93 28
Rope 1 6
Cable ties & zip ties 1 3
Strapping bands & tape 2 6
Gardening & farming related 2 1
Plastic vehicle parts 2 6
Food wrappers 16 69
Foamed Plastic 27 14
Polystyrene cups or food packs 3 2
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 7 3
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 17 9
Fabric & Textiles 13 592
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 11 147
Clothing, towels and linen 2 445
Other 8 30
Paraffin or wax 2 30
Sanitary items 6 N/A
Metal 5 55
Foil wrappers 1 1
Aluminium drink cans 4 54
Glass & Ceramic 2 1
Glass or ceramic fragments 2 1
Paper & Cardboard 2 3
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 2 3
Wood 2 775
Processed timber & pallet crates 2 775

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