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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Island Bay - The Surf Club Rooms

18 September 2021

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

Polly Stupples

Overview

B

10

14.7

9.4

50m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

338

Products

338

2900

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 305 626
Bottles <= 2 L 2 5
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 73
Gardening & farming related 1 9
Fishing gear 1 7
Hangers & retail packaging 1 1
Safety & construction related 1 12
Strapping bands & tape 7 22
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 45 18
Plastic bags 6 106
Bacterial habitat wheels 5 1
Clothes pegs 2 6
Rope 12 154
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 1
Food wrappers 19 52
Bottle caps & lids 13 34
Food containers 3 33
Bottle neck rings 4 1
Lollipop sticks 11 12
Straws 4 4
Cigarette lighters 1 5
Cigarettes, butts & filters 18 4
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 145 66
Resin pellets A N/A
Other 12 13
Personal care items 12 13
Wood 6 851
Processed timber & pallet crates 6 851
Rubber 6 4
Sports & Recreation 6 4
Glass & Ceramic 5 1404
Construction material 5 1404
Foamed Plastic 4 2
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 3 1
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 1 1

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