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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Tapuae - Tapuae river mouth

25 June 2021

Highlands Intermediate

Pat Swanson

Overview

B

41

27.3

13.4

100m x 13m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

511

Products

664

17435

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 490 1261
Resin pellets A N/A
Bottles <= 2 L 2 515
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 373 282
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 15 28
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 2
Straws 2 3
Lollipop sticks 6 2
Safety & construction related 5 10
Bottle neck rings 6 3
Gardening & farming related 9 256
Food containers 3 12
Fishing gear 9 17
Shotgun wadding & shells 7 17
Hangers & retail packaging 2 5
Food wrappers 9 3
Plastic vehicle parts 1 9
Toys, sport, & recreation 4 3
Bottle caps & lids 15 22
Rope 7 42
Clothes pegs 3 8
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 10 21
Foamed Plastic 115 30
Ear plugs 2 1
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 17 16
Foam glazier spacers 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 93 10
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 2 2
Paper & Cardboard 26 13
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 26 13
Wood 16 15870
Processed timber & pallet crates 16 15870
Other 8 6
Faeces 1 N/A
Personal care items 2 5
Cotton buds 5 1
Glass & Ceramic 3 202
Bottles & jars 1 193
Glass or ceramic fragments 2 9
Metal 3 48
Construction material 3 48
Fabric & Textiles 2 3
Clothing, towels and linen 2 3
Rubber 1 2
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 2

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