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

Tapuae

Tapuae river mouth

9 August 2019

Sustainable Coastlines

Ben Knight

Overview

OFFICIAL SURVEY

Highest rank for data integrity

B

44

33

12

100m x 19m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

222

Products

421

62537

Type Count Weight (g)
Foamed Plastic 210 95
Ear plugs 1 3
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 9 7
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 200 85
Plastic 144 1790
Resin pellets A N/A
Food wrappers 10 62
Bottle seals & tabs 3 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 98 145
Straws 1 2
Shotgun wadding & shells 5 15
Fishing gear 6 7
Food containers 1 28
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 2 3
Clothes pegs 2 4
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 5 2
Pens 1 2
Fishing line 2 1
Gardening & farming related 1 10
Toys, balls & party poppers 2 42
Bottles <= 2 L (Plastic) 1 283
Fishing nets 1 1180
Cigarettes, butts & filters 2 1
Rope 1 1
Wood 43 59750
Processed timber & pallet crates 43 59750
Metal 12 295
Unidentifiable metal fragments 7 289
Fishing related 5 6
Glass & Ceramic 5 85
Glass or ceramic fragments 5 85
Other 4 428
Batteries (Household) 4 428
Paper & Cardboard 2 65
Paper 1 62
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 3
Cloth 1 29
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 1 29
Materials
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This is the first litter survey at this Monitoring Site