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 Estuary - Settlers Reserve

26 March 2022

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

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6

6.0

8.3

90m x 10m

Mud

Items per 1,000m2

1678

Products

1510

12553

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 947 981
Resin pellets C N/A
Plastic utensils 2 4
Rope 1 3
Bottle caps & lids 65 98
Lollipop sticks 26 13
Food wrappers 61 31
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 594 314
Gardening & farming related 11 11
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 67 85
Safety & construction related 18 71
Strapping bands & tape 2 2
Food containers 25 272
Plastic bags 1 1
Gloves 1 6
Bottle seals & tabs 29 13
Pens & Stationery 5 16
Clothes pegs 9 19
Straws 8 1
Bottle neck rings 21 8
Cigarette lighters 1 13
Foamed Plastic 479 230
Foam glazier spacers 15 8
Polystyrene cups or food packs 84 30
Other Foamed Plastic 36 92
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 344 100
Glass & Ceramic 43 2409
Light globes/bulbs 1 1
Glass or ceramic fragments 39 1122
Construction material 3 1286
Wood 27 8751
Processed timber & pallet crates 23 8730
Corks 4 21
Metal 7 169
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 3 N/A
Foil wrappers 2 5
Aluminium drink cans 2 164
Other 5 8
Cotton buds 1 1
Personal care items 2 3
Appliances & electronics 1 4
Sanitary items 1 N/A
Fabric & Textiles 1 1
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 1 1
Rubber 1 4
Toys, Sports & Recreation (Rubber) 1 4

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