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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Avon Heathcote Estuary - Settlers Reserve

17 July 2021

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

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15

8.0

20.0

90m x 10m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

2157

Products

1941

35730

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1332 1538
Resin pellets C N/A
Bottles <= 2 L 1 122
Cigarette lighters 2 40
Toys, sport, & recreation 7 102
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 791 439
Hangers & retail packaging 9 10
Plastic utensils 6 5
Cosmetics and medical packaging 7 43
Pens & Stationery 14 19
Straws 20 13
Fishing gear 1 2
Plastic vehicle parts 1 4
Mesh bags 1 1
Bottles, drums, jerrycans & buckets > 2 L 1 6
Other Plastic 2 10
Syringes 4 N/A
Gardening & farming related 3 44
Bottle seals & tabs 38 13
Lollipop sticks 61 20
Safety & construction related 11 70
Clothes pegs 7 15
Bottle neck rings 22 8
Food containers 11 29
Strapping bands & tape 18 17
Food wrappers 97 72
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 108 186
Cigarettes, butts & filters 3 1
Parking tickets & receipts 5 6
Bottle caps & lids 81 241
Foamed Plastic 430 200
Ear plugs 1 1
Polystyrene cups or food packs 69 28
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 158 62
Foam glazier spacers 22 18
Other Foamed Plastic 180 91
Wood 128 33417
Processed timber & pallet crates 123 33378
Corks 5 39
Fabric & Textiles 18 211
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 13 45
Carpet & furnishing 5 166
Other 14 21
Cotton buds 9 2
Personal care items 5 19
Metal 8 66
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 6
Foil wrappers 2 1
Construction material 3 37
Aluminium drink cans 1 22
Glass & Ceramic 8 265
Other Glass & Ceramic (specify) 1 1
Bottles & jars 1 214
Construction material 4 23
Glass or ceramic fragments 1 23
Light globes/bulbs 1 4
Rubber 3 12
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 2 7
Chewing gum 1 5

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