Data.

This dataset was collected by Citizen Scientists at an official ‘Monitoring Site’ as part of the Litter Intelligence long-term litter monitoring programme. It is 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 Collection Survey

Maraetai Beach

Maraetai north

1 May 2019

Plastic Pollution Preventers

Katie Clay

Overview

OFFICIAL SURVEY

Highest rank for data integrity

A

15

8

13

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

126

Products

252

1057

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 131 67
Resin pellets B N/A
Food containers 3 2
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 3 0
Straws 1 0
Strapping bands 5 1
Fishing line 3 1
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 3
Rope 13 8
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 47 30
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 4 9
Toys, balls & party poppers 3 0
Cigarettes, butts & filters 24 4
Food wrappers 15 0
Mesh bags 4 0
Cable ties & zip ties 5 9
Glass & Ceramic 57 847
Other Glass & Ceramic 4 100
Glass or ceramic fragments 52 235
Construction material 1 512
Metal 13 20
Foil wrappers 9 5
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 4
Wire, wire mesh & barbed wire 2 11
Paper & Cardboard 13 22
Other Paper & Cardboard 11 20
Cups, food trays & wrappers 2 2
Rubber 12 12
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 2 0
Rubber bands 10 12
Cloth 11 51
Other Cloth 3 12
Footwear & shoes 2 21
Rope, line or string (natural) 6 18
Wood 6 34
Processed timber & pallet crates 6 34
Other 5 3
Other 3 N/A
Appliances & electronics 1 1
Paraffin or wax 1 2
Foamed Plastic 4 1
Foam sponge 4 1
Materials
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This is the first litter survey at this Monitoring Site