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

Petone Beach West

Petone West End

17 May 2019

Johnsonville School

Diane Bloomfield

Overview

OFFICIAL SURVEY

Highest rank for data integrity

B

33

24

16

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

532

Products

1063

3343

Type Count Weight (g)
Glass & Ceramic 515 2282
Construction material 99 1500
Glass or ceramic fragments 416 782
Plastic 485 736
Resin pellets A N/A
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 3
Bottle seals & tabs 4 2
Food wrappers 218 94
Medical waste 2 5
Toys, balls & party poppers 11 8
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 7 3
Cigarettes, butts & filters 8 2
Gloves 2 277
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 131 152
Bottle neck rings 9 4
Rope 11 78
Cable ties & zip ties 13 11
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 36 65
Straws 25 12
Pens 7 20
Wood 23 162
Wooden utensils 2 3
Processed timber & pallet crates 21 159
Cloth 11 46
Footwear & shoes 5 33
Other Cloth 6 13
Rubber 11 34
Rubber bands 3 1
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 8 33
Metal 6 7
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 1 N/A
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 5 7
Foamed Plastic 6 24
Ear plugs 3 4
Foam sponge 2 19
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 1 1
Other 5 0
Sanitary items 5 N/A
Paper & Cardboard 1 52
Cardboard boxes & fragments 1 52
Materials
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