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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Tarakena Bay - East beach

20 July 2021

Victoria University GEOG324 Research Project - Sources of Marine Litter in Wellington

Polly Stupples

Overview

C

7

14.0

17.3

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

515

Products

1030

2531

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 756 860
Resin pellets C N/A
Fishing nets 2 2
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 281 212
Pens & Stationery 11 22
Food wrappers 42 39
Plastic utensils 14 24
Gardening & farming related 3 8
Plastic vehicle parts 1 2
Hangers & retail packaging 8 10
Parking tickets & receipts 2 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 11 52
Strapping bands & tape 12 4
Cosmetics and medical packaging 25 15
Fishing line 3 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 222 255
Other Plastic 12 23
Food containers 40 73
Bottle caps & lids 13 31
Clothes pegs 26 38
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 3
Cable ties & zip ties 4 2
Lollipop sticks 4 3
Straws 3 1
Bacterial habitat wheels 2 2
Bottle seals & tabs 7 1
Rope 7 36
Other 90 61
Personal care items 20 60
Sanitary items 65 N/A
Cotton buds 5 1
Glass & Ceramic 88 633
Glass or ceramic fragments 83 219
Bottles & jars 1 199
Construction material 4 215
Fabric & Textiles 29 431
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 23 195
Clothing, towels and linen 6 236
Foamed Plastic 24 14
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 24 14
Rubber 22 291
Rubber bands 3 1
Sports & Recreation 5 23
Construction & Automotive 5 263
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 9 4
Metal 19 155
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 117
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 2
Aluminium drink cans 3 16
Unidentifiable metal fragments 14 20
Wood 2 86
Wooden utensils 1 81
Processed timber & pallet crates 1 5

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