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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Avon Heathcote / Ihutai Estuary - Wind surfers reserve

26 March 2022

Estuary Litter Monitoring

Breanna Ward

Overview

B

6

2.0

8.2

100m x 9m

Cobbles

Items per 1,000m2

264

Products

238

1741

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 189 271
Resin pellets C N/A
Cigarette lighters 1 16
Rope 1 1
Strapping bands & tape 1 4
Gardening & farming related 1 1
Lollipop sticks 5 1
Straws 3 2
Toys, sport, & recreation (Plastic) 1 3
Food containers 4 95
Cigarettes, butts & filters 18 4
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 50 33
Food wrappers 62 33
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 27 15
Bottle neck rings 1 1
Bottle caps & lids 8 11
Bottles <= 2 L 5 50
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 1
Other 23 6
Appliances & electronics 1 6
Sanitary items 22 N/A
Metal 9 89
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 5 9
Other Metal 1 27
Aluminium drink cans 2 25
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 28
Foamed Plastic 8 7
Foam glazier spacers 1 1
Other Foamed Plastic 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 6 5
Glass & Ceramic 8 1366
Bottles & jars 8 1366
Rubber 1 2
Chewing gum 1 2

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