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

28 September 2019

SCB Kaiwharawhara Team

Michael Lavery

Overview

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6

9.5

15.7

60m x 10m

MuddySand

Items per 1,000m2

4560

Products

2736

16266

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 2032 3761
Resin pellets A N/A
Bottle seals & tabs 24 11
Strapping bands 54 93
Plastic utensils 5 22
Medical waste 11 69
Cigarettes, butts & filters 42 6
Food containers 45 155
Parking tickets & receipts 6 3
Toys, balls & party poppers 24 49
Rope 15 418
Cigarette lighters 4 61
Plastic sheeting 4 118
Gardening & farming related 3 64
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 226 440
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 89 32
Bottle neck rings 44 21
Cable ties & zip ties 16 35
Clothes pegs 23 57
Food wrappers 248 301
Bottles <= 2 L (Plastic) 8 703
Other Plastic 90 185
Fishing line 7 7
Pens 16 36
Straws 58 46
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 969 821
Fibreglass fragments 1 8
Foamed Plastic 554 436
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 70 41
Ear plugs 8 5
Foam sponge 16 254
Other Foamed Plastic 10 4
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 433 128
Polystyrene cups or food packs 17 4
Glass & Ceramic 76 4754
Glass or ceramic fragments 46 266
Fluorescent light tubes 1 1
Construction material 19 4406
Bottles & jars 10 81
Wood 22 2295
Other Wood 6 24
Corks 2 9
Processed timber & pallet crates 14 2262
Metal 22 4762
Other Metal 11 4665
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 11 97
Paper & Cardboard 14 13
Paper 4 7
Other Paper & Cardboard 10 6
Rubber 10 67
Rubber gloves 1 10
Other Rubber 4 48
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 3 4
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 2 5
Other 3 0
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Cloth 3 178
Carpet & furnishing 1 8
Backpacks & bags 1 84
Footwear & shoes 1 86
Materials
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