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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Hatea River - Whangarei

6 August 2021

Northland Regional Council

Nick Bamford

Overview

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8

12.0

18.1

100m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

1132

Products

1132

18193

Type Count Weight (g)
Foamed Plastic 521 142
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 487 45
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 21 89
Foam glazier spacers 6 3
Ear plugs 2 3
Polystyrene cups or food packs 5 2
Plastic 460 440
Resin pellets A N/A
Parking tickets & receipts 3 4
Food containers 5 14
Pens & Stationery 3 18
Bottle seals & tabs 6 2
Straws 9 6
Bottles <= 2 L 1 24
Lollipop sticks 20 7
Safety & construction related 1 1
Strapping bands & tape 5 8
Plastic utensils 2 1
Food wrappers 196 166
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 15
Bottle caps & lids 20 40
Clothes pegs 1 2
Cosmetics and medical packaging 2 14
Cigarette lighters 17 18
Gardening & farming related 1 4
Bottle neck rings 11 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 149 61
Rope 2 30
Hangers & retail packaging 3 3
Glass & Ceramic 90 1545
Glass or ceramic fragments 89 1145
Bottles & jars 1 400
Metal 22 1751
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 6
Metal vehicle parts 1 17
Unidentifiable metal fragments 10 1435
Gas bottles, drums & buckets ( > 4 L) 1 33
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 94
Foil wrappers 4 1
Construction material 3 165
Wood 20 13772
Other Wood (specify) 1 2
Processed timber & pallet crates 19 13770
Rubber 10 175
Condoms 1 N/A
Sports & Recreation 2 37
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 6 6
Inner-tubes and rubber sheet 1 132
Fabric & Textiles 8 358
Clothing, towels and linen 8 358
Paper & Cardboard 1 10
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 10

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