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

Porirua Harbour

Pak n Save

9 October 2019

Sustainable Coastlines

Ben Knight

Overview

C

5

3.8

3.2

50m x 15m

MuddySand

Items per 1,000m2

1256

Products

942

4352

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 800 1970
Resin pellets A N/A
Cigarette lighters 3 32
Gardening & farming related 10 41
Strapping bands 41 59
Gloves 6 162
Other Plastic 1 36
Cigarettes, butts & filters 139 32
Rope 1 3
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 226 423
Toys, balls & party poppers 7 125
Food containers 35 72
Plastic bags 4 211
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 39 94
Bottle neck rings 7 4
Bottle seals & tabs 7 1
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 11 4
Plastic utensils 17 32
Straws 14 12
Food wrappers 188 312
Clothes pegs 5 14
Medical waste 7 43
Pens 19 30
Cable ties & zip ties 9 16
Bottles <= 2 L (Plastic) 4 212
Foamed Plastic 45 28
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 20 24
Ear plugs 1 1
Polystyrene cups or food packs 3 2
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 21 1
Cloth 43 429
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 2 94
Other Cloth 41 335
Metal 25 175
Wire, wire mesh & barbed wire 4 16
Foil wrappers 17 29
Other Metal 1 39
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 26
Aluminium drink cans 1 43
Tableware 1 22
Rubber 11 77
Condoms 1 N/A
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 7 73
Rubber bands 3 4
Wood 10 1650
Processed timber & pallet crates 10 1650
Other 6 0
Sanitary items 6 N/A
Paper & Cardboard 2 23
Cups, food trays & wrappers 2 23
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