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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Otago Peninsula - Pilots beach

17 July 2021

Royal Albatross Centre

Janice Huang

Overview

B

11

7.3

8.4

89m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

404

Products

360

58515

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 153 733
Resin pellets B N/A
Clothes pegs 1 1
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 15
Bottle caps & lids 20 49
Food containers 4 14
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 41 59
Plastic bags 2 14
Bottles <= 2 L 1 70
Bottle seals & tabs 3 2
Straws 2 3
Lollipop sticks 5 3
Pens & Stationery 4 35
Safety & construction related 10 56
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 27 6
Rope 5 4
Plastic utensils 2 3
Strapping bands & tape 4 4
Other Plastic 7 378
Food wrappers 12 12
Bottle neck rings 1 1
Plastic buoys 1 4
Foamed Plastic 133 421
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 113 97
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 12 43
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 1 13
Foam sponge 1 247
Foam glazier spacers 2 1
Ear plugs 3 3
Foam buoys 1 17
Wood 48 56366
Other Wood (specify) 1 5
Corks 1 11
Processed timber & pallet crates 46 56350
Glass & Ceramic 14 616
Bottles & jars 1 279
Glass or ceramic fragments 12 136
Construction material 1 201
Rubber 6 239
Rubber footwear 1 98
Sports & Recreation 3 139
Rubber bands 2 2
Other 3 1
Cotton buds 3 1
Paper & Cardboard 2 111
Tetrapaks 1 86
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 25
Fabric & Textiles 1 28
Backpacks & bags 1 28

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