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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Wellington Harbour - Kaiwharawhara Estuary

27 September 2021

Society for Conservation Biology

Rosa Harper

Overview

C

8

6.0

2.7

60m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

918

Products

551

3195

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 273 2023
Cigarette lighters 1 17
Cable ties & zip ties 10 68
Plastic sheeting 7 265
Clothes pegs 2 4
Other Plastic 1 1
Bottles, drums, jerrycans & buckets > 2 L 1 65
Food containers 13 81
Safety & construction related 4 42
Lollipop sticks 8 2
Straws 2 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 4 53
Bottle caps & lids 42 115
Bottle neck rings 5 2
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 100 816
Strapping bands & tape 19 15
Bottles <= 2 L 10 435
Food wrappers 27 13
Bacterial habitat wheels 1 1
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 4 3
Pens & Stationery 11 23
Resin pellets C N/A
Foamed Plastic 179 366
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 159 328
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 1 1
Foam glazier spacers 2 2
Ear plugs 4 3
Other Foamed Plastic 13 32
Paper & Cardboard 76 96
Cups, food trays & wrappers 3 37
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 73 59
Rubber 6 26
Rubber footwear 1 20
Sports & Recreation 4 4
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 2
Fabric & Textiles 6 431
Other cloth 1 2
Rope, line or string (natural) 3 8
Canvas, sailcloth & sacking (hessian) 1 4
Carpet & furnishing 1 417
Metal 5 222
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 1 N/A
Construction material 1 173
Aluminium drink cans 3 49
Glass & Ceramic 5 25
Glass or ceramic fragments 5 25
Other 1 6
Personal care items 1 6

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