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

beach-icon Beach.

Paraparaumu Beach - Maclean Park

28 July 2021

Paraparaumu College

Annalisa Turner

Overview

B

22

18.3

18.8

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

54

Products

108

1768

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 87 215
Resin pellets A N/A
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 3
Food wrappers 5 2
Toys, sport, & recreation 1 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 8 3
Gardening & farming related 1 9
Fishing line 2 1
Pens & Stationery 1 2
Cigarette lighters 1 17
Safety & construction related 4 6
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 10 43
Rope 10 69
Fishing gear 2 4
Bottle caps & lids 1 1
Straws 1 1
Bottles <= 2 L 2 26
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 34 19
Strapping bands & tape 2 7
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Metal 6 24
Foil wrappers 4 4
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 1
Aluminium drink cans 1 19
Rubber 4 277
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 2 19
Tyres 1 256
Construction & Automotive 1 2
Other 4 0
Sanitary items 4 N/A
Wood 3 946
Processed timber & pallet crates 1 933
Other Wood (specify) 1 2
Corks 1 11
Fabric & Textiles 2 302
Carpet & furnishing 1 134
Clothing, towels and linen 1 168
Foamed Plastic 2 4
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 1 3
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 1 1

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