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

17 January 2019

Sustainable Coastlines

Ben Knight

Overview

B

6

7.3

3.3

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

508

Products

1016

9870

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 632 1531
Cigarette lighters 1 16
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 129 199
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 24 31
Toys, balls & party poppers 10 7
Cigarettes, butts & filters 39 16
Parking tickets & receipts 6 3
Medical waste 3 3
Bottle neck rings 4 1
Pens 1 1
Food containers 7 30
Cable ties & zip ties 22 28
Rope 15 13
Straws 11 12
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 26 9
Clothes pegs 5 11
Plastic utensils 2 1
Strapping bands 8 11
Plastic bags 19 938
Food wrappers 300 201
Glass & Ceramic 279 7660
Glass or ceramic fragments 46 216
Construction material 233 7444
Rubber 35 83
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 28 81
Rubber bands 3 1
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 4 1
Metal 31 198
Foil wrappers 14 12
Wire, wire mesh & barbed wire 10 33
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 5 12
Aluminium drink cans 2 141
Cloth 15 354
Other Cloth 10 78
Footwear & shoes 1 16
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 4 260
Wood 11 28
Wooden utensils 2 4
Processed timber & pallet crates 9 24
Foamed Plastic 10 16
Ear plugs 4 4
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 6 12
Other 3 0
Sanitary items 3 N/A
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