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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Avon Heathcote / Ihutai Estuary - Wind surfers reserve

25 September 2021

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

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7.3

4.1

100m x 10m

Cobbles

Items per 1,000m2

267

Products

267

3301

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 151 279
Resin pellets C N/A
Food wrappers 16 6
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 31 39
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 45 28
Rope 5 6
Safety & construction related 1 3
Strapping bands & tape 3 2
Bottle seals & tabs 2 1
Bottle neck rings 6 7
Straws 6 4
Plastic utensils 1 1
Food containers 9 14
Toys, sport, & recreation 1 3
Cigarettes, butts & filters 7 1
Lollipop sticks 2 1
Fibreglass fragments 1 140
Bottle caps & lids 15 23
Glass & Ceramic 62 2810
Other Glass & Ceramic (specify) 1 9
Glass or ceramic fragments 55 181
Construction material 6 2620
Paper & Cardboard 31 160
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 11 17
Cups, food trays & wrappers 20 143
Foamed Plastic 8 3
Foam sponge 2 1
Ear plugs 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 5 1
Other 6 15
Appliances & electronics 1 6
Sanitary items 2 N/A
Personal care items 1 8
Cotton buds 2 1
Metal 5 1
Foil wrappers 4 1
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 1 N/A
Fabric & Textiles 4 33
Rope, line or string (natural) 1 3
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 3 30

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