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

Porirua Harbour

Pak n Save

29 June 2019

Porirua City Council

Michael Lavery

Overview

OFFICIAL SURVEY

Highest rank for data integrity

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9

27

4

50m x 14m

MuddySand

Items per 1,000m2

2136

Products

1495

15568

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1239 5419
Resin pellets A N/A
Strapping bands 18 119
Food wrappers 410 783
Fishing gear 1 90
Other Plastic 10 182
Toys, balls & party poppers 11 40
Plastic bags 8 378
Fishing line 1 16
Clothes pegs 5 11
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 31 14
Plastic utensils 13 37
Straws 18 30
Cigarette lighters 5 72
Pens 23 103
Cigarettes, butts & filters 73 11
Bottle seals & tabs 19 6
Bottle neck rings 6 3
Gloves 7 207
Gardening & farming related 1 20
Bottles <= 2 L (Plastic) 16 1852
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 70 177
Cable ties & zip ties 111 185
Rope 3 0
Medical waste 13 68
Food containers 17 102
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 349 913
Foamed Plastic 110 292
Foam sponge 35 26
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 5 0
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 17 228
Polystyrene cups or food packs 39 29
Ear plugs 14 9
Cloth 74 3442
Carpet & furnishing 1 6
Other Cloth 43 2951
Rope, line or string (natural) 15 41
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 14 425
Footwear & shoes 1 19
Wood 20 5531
Processed timber & pallet crates 5 3707
Other Wood 13 1809
Corks 2 15
Metal 19 355
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 8 10
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 104
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 1 N/A
Foil wrappers 1 2
Aluminium drink cans 8 239
Glass & Ceramic 16 272
Bottles & jars 14 218
Glass or ceramic fragments 2 54
Rubber 15 245
Rubber bands 7 11
Rubber footwear 1 76
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 5 82
Other Rubber 2 76
Paper & Cardboard 1 1
Paper 1 1
Other 1 11
Toothbrushes 1 11
Materials
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