Data.

This dataset was collected by Citizen Scientists at a specific 'Survey Area', set-up at an official ‘Monitoring Site’ 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 Collection Survey

Kaiwharawhara Estuary

Kaiwharawhara estuary

19 May 2019

SCB Kaiwharawhara Team

Michael Lavery

Overview

B

7

14

15.7

60m x 10m

MuddySand

Items per 1,000m2

4233

Products

2540

13225

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1910 1678
Resin pellets B N/A
Strapping bands 30 40
Plastic utensils 12 8
Bottles <= 2 L (Plastic) 2 49
Gloves 1 4
Plastic sheeting 1 4
Bottle neck rings 19 15
Pens 15 19
Medical waste 5 32
Fishing line 4 4
Cigarette lighters 1 14
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 225 345
Bottle seals & tabs 16 7
Cigarettes, butts & filters 61 8
Food containers 81 162
Food wrappers 240 135
Straws 63 44
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 1005 688
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 87 32
Clothes pegs 17 45
Cable ties & zip ties 19 21
Parking tickets & receipts 6 2
Foamed Plastic 503 121
Ear plugs 6 4
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 31 3
Foam sponge 20 67
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 429 42
Polystyrene cups or food packs 17 5
Glass & Ceramic 50 3349
Glass or ceramic fragments 6 18
Construction material 10 3078
Bottles & jars 28 199
Tableware 6 54
Paper & Cardboard 22 27
Cups, food trays & wrappers 2 5
Cardboard boxes & fragments 16 22
Paper 4 0
Metal 16 7855
Unidentifiable metal fragments 4 549
Foil wrappers 6 7
Aluminium drink cans 2 42
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 7
Other Metal 2 7250
Rubber 16 69
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 8 4
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 6 65
Rubber bands 2 0
Cloth 11 25
Rope, line or string (natural) 9 10
Other Cloth 2 15
Wood 8 50
Processed timber & pallet crates 8 50
Other 4 51
Appliances & electronics 2 17
Batteries (Household) 1 22
Toothbrushes 1 12
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