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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Whangamata Beach - Williamson Park

16 August 2021

Sustainable Coastlines

Laurie Webb

Overview

A

60

59.0

19.8

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

350

Products

701

2060

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 634 315
Resin pellets D N/A
Other Plastic 1 4
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 449 147
Fishing line 2 5
Hangers & retail packaging 1 1
Bottle neck rings 3 2
Plastic utensils 3 2
Gardening & farming related 3 37
Clothes pegs 4 4
Bottle seals & tabs 9 3
Fishing gear 1 1
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 4 2
Toys, sport, & recreation 19 12
Cigarettes, butts & filters 11 2
Shotgun wadding & shells 3 5
Lollipop sticks 19 8
Rope 23 20
Safety & construction related 25 13
Bottle caps & lids 39 33
Strapping bands & tape 7 8
Food wrappers 8 6
Foamed Plastic 42 11
Foam sponge 6 9
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 27 1
Polystyrene cups or food packs 9 1
Wood 11 1662
Corks 1 18
Processed timber & pallet crates 8 1640
Wooden utensils 2 4
Other 6 7
Sanitary items 5 N/A
Personal care items 1 7
Fabric & Textiles 4 59
Clothing, towels and linen 1 54
Rope, line or string (natural) 3 5
Rubber 2 4
Other Rubber (specify) 2 4
Paper & Cardboard 1 1
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 1 1
Metal 1 1
Foil wrappers 1 1

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This is the first litter survey in this survey area