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

Petone Beach West

Petone West End

13 December 2019

Raroa Intermediate

Ben Knight

Overview

B

30

23

28.5

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

582

Products

1165

7671

Type Count Weight (g)
Glass & Ceramic 741 6451
Glass or ceramic fragments 239 273
Construction material 502 6178
Plastic 353 439
Resin pellets A N/A
Fishing line 2 1
Rope 5 5
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 7 3
Plastic utensils 1 1
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Straws 2 1
Food containers 5 11
Cigarettes, butts & filters 10 1
Pens 3 19
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Bottle neck rings 3 1
Medical waste 1 13
Food wrappers 71 31
Cable ties & zip ties 39 30
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 19 45
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 3
Clothes pegs 3 8
Fishing gear 1 20
Toys, balls & party poppers 12 107
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 165 135
Other Plastic 1 2
Metal 23 543
Aluminium drink cans 3 26
Wire, wire mesh & barbed wire 4 81
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 8 15
Unidentifiable metal fragments 4 415
Other Metal 4 6
Rubber 13 76
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 5 4
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 8 72
Wood 12 117
Processed timber & pallet crates 12 117
Foamed Plastic 11 21
Ear plugs 4 5
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 7 16
Cloth 8 24
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 1 19
Other Cloth 7 5
Other 4 0
Sanitary items 4 N/A
Materials
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