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

beach-icon Beach.

Wellington Harbour - Petone Beach, Water Ski Club

20 February 2022

Sustainable Coastlines

Jemma Hovelmeier

Overview

D

4

7.0

2.0

97m x 10m

Gravel/Pebble

Items per 1,000m2

1927

Products

1869

4811

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1729 3166
Resin pellets B N/A
Safety & construction related 78 132
Straws 123 104
Mesh bags 1 1
Hangers & retail packaging 7 19
Bottle caps & lids 203 408
Gardening & farming related 2 24
Other Plastic 3 19
Rope 5 32
Fishing line 2 18
Strapping bands & tape 40 54
Toys, sport, & recreation (Plastic) 6 14
Clothes pegs 18 43
Plastic sheeting 4 79
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 376 766
Plastic bags 34 217
Food wrappers 274 228
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 353 358
Cigarette lighters 4 67
Lollipop sticks 65 31
Cable ties & zip ties 25 20
Parking tickets & receipts 10 17
Pens & Stationery 12 27
Bottles <= 2 L 1 15
Plastic utensils 12 20
Food containers 40 202
Plastic vehicle parts 5 243
Bottle neck rings 11 4
Bottle seals & tabs 13 4
Syringes 2 N/A
Other 41 49
Sanitary items 12 N/A
Personal care items 21 32
Paraffin or wax 1 16
Cotton buds 7 1
Metal 31 246
Aluminium drink cans 7 83
Foil wrappers 12 9
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 110
Tableware 1 21
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 10 23
Glass & Ceramic 19 498
Bottles & jars 2 405
Glass or ceramic fragments 17 93
Foamed Plastic 16 113
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 3 80
Ear plugs 2 5
Toys, Sports & Recreation (Foamed Plastic) 2 4
Foam glazier spacers 4 14
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 5 10
Paper & Cardboard 14 363
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 3 2
Cups, food trays & wrappers 2 39
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 9 322
Rubber 12 113
Rubber footwear 1 105
Toys, Sports & Recreation (Rubber) 10 7
Rubber bands 1 1
Fabric & Textiles 5 254
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 2 3
Clothing, towels and linen 3 251
Wood 2 9
Wooden utensils 1 4
Processed timber & pallet crates 1 5

Materials

  • Would you like to analyse the data yourself?
  • Or share if you think this data would be interesting to others.
  • If you would like to learn how this data was collected. Our Methodology

This is the first litter survey in this survey area