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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Rangitoto Island - South Side

25 May 2024

Sustainable Coastlines

Karina Brehmer

Overview

A

16

12.0

5.0

47m x 13m

Bedrock

Items per 1,000m2

1223

Products

747

1851

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 514 396
Resin pellets A N/A
Bottle caps & lids 35 70
Bottle seals & tabs 18 5
Cosmetics and medical packaging 4 15
Toys, sport, & recreation (Plastic) 3 9
Lollipop sticks 24 7
Food containers 2 13
Straws 4 2
Gardening & farming related 4 44
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 318 140
Bottle neck rings 23 7
Food wrappers 26 16
Other Plastic 3 3
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Mesh bags 1 9
Safety & construction related 6 4
Hangers & retail packaging 1 2
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 32 29
Strapping bands & tape 2 1
Pens & Stationery 6 18
Plastic sheeting 1 1
Foamed Plastic 200 96
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 19 26
Foam glazier spacers 12 46
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 133 20
Polystyrene cups or food packs 36 4
Wood 18 1328
Corks 4 16
Processed timber & pallet crates 14 1312
Metal 6 8
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 1
Construction material 1 2
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 3 N/A
Foil wrappers 1 5
Rubber 4 10
Toys, Sports & Recreation (Rubber) 2 8
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 1
Rubber bands 1 1
Paper & Cardboard 4 2
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 4 2
Glass & Ceramic 1 11
Glass or ceramic fragments 1 11

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