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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St Heliers - St Heliers playground

10 July 2021

Ordinary Saints - Anglican Diocese of Auckland

Sarah Lea West

Overview

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12

12.0

7.1

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

113

Products

226

269

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 164 97
Resin pellets A N/A
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 1
Bottle caps & lids 15 16
Rope 7 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 14 2
Lollipop sticks 3 1
Fishing line 2 1
Food wrappers 7 2
Strapping bands & tape 4 3
Other Plastic 10 2
Gardening & farming related 1 1
Bottle seals & tabs 3 1
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 60 52
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 33 11
Straws 1 2
Glass & Ceramic 17 61
Other Glass & Ceramic (specify) 1 7
Glass or ceramic fragments 16 54
Foamed Plastic 12 6
Polystyrene cups or food packs 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 4 1
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 1 1
Other Foamed Plastic 5 2
Ear plugs 1 1
Fabric & Textiles 8 35
Clothing, towels and linen 1 1
Backpacks & bags 2 1
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 5 33
Wood 8 32
Wooden utensils 1 4
Processed timber & pallet crates 6 27
Other Wood (specify) 1 1
Metal 7 11
Foil wrappers 1 1
Unidentifiable metal fragments 4 6
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 4
Other 5 4
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Personal care items 2 4
Rubber 3 21
Construction & Automotive 1 10
Condoms 1 N/A
Other Rubber (specify) 1 11
Paper & Cardboard 2 2
Other Paper & Cardboard (specify) 1 1
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 1 1

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