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 Collection Survey

Kaiwharawhara Estuary - North side

8 March 2020

Society for Conservation Biology

Jamie Oliver

Overview

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16

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12

60m x 10m

Mud

Items per 1,000m2

2610

Products

1566

4704

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1342 2818
Resin pellets A N/A
Plastic utensils 3 6
Food wrappers 49 25
Toys, sport, & recreation 7 10
Cigarettes, butts & filters 20 3
Pens 5 12
Rope 8 130
Bottles <= 2 L 1 40
Bottle neck rings 19 9
Bottle seals & tabs 14 7
Cable ties & zip ties 21 46
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 66 722
Strapping bands & tape 19 32
Bottle caps & lids 130 270
Cigarette lighters 4 58
Food containers 16 76
Other Plastic 31 84
Straws 23 16
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 824 664
Gardening & farming related 4 72
Lollipop sticks 55 18
Plastic bags 2 2
Clothes pegs 12 32
Plastic sheeting 3 481
Parking tickets & receipts 6 3
Foamed Plastic 99 37
Ear plugs 4 1
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 13 18
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 78 16
Other Foamed Plastic 4 2
Glass & Ceramic 65 817
Glass or ceramic fragments 39 171
Construction material 6 427
Other Glass & Ceramic 20 219
Metal 14 157
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 4 17
Unidentifiable metal fragments 3 32
Construction material 1 41
Aluminium drink cans 6 67
Wood 14 644
Other Wood 1 1
Processed timber & pallet crates 11 630
Corks 2 13
Paper & Cardboard 13 9
Other Paper & Cardboard 8 8
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 5 1
Rubber 11 120
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 5 11
Rubber gloves 1 7
Inner-tubes and rubber sheet 2 93
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 3 9
Other 5 41
Personal care items 5 41
Cloth 3 61
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 2 57
Other cloth 1 4
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