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

Pilots Beach

Pilots beach

12 July 2020

Royal Albatross Centre

Laura Findlay

Overview

C

18

10.5

31.5

100m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

1027

Products

1027

40739

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 737 6399
Resin pellets A N/A
Rope 16 477
Food wrappers 61 107
Bottles <= 2 L 2 54
Food containers 21 213
Fishing gear 1 14
Fishing line 2 5
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 69 123
Cable ties & zip ties 2 7
Other Plastic 9 30
Baskets, crates & trays 2 3540
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 2
Plastic bags 6 8
Toys, sport, & recreation 20 77
Bottle seals & tabs 7 4
Pens 9 77
Lollipop sticks 32 14
Clothes pegs 10 28
Cigarette lighters 5 79
Straws 16 12
Plastic utensils 10 18
Cigarettes, butts & filters 17 11
Syringes 1 N/A
Bottle caps & lids 105 298
Bottle neck rings 11 6
Strapping bands & tape 8 62
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 262 315
Parking tickets & receipts 5 5
Gardening & farming related 17 409
Safety & construction related 10 404
Foamed Plastic 188 397
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 157 362
Other Foamed Plastic 8 14
Polystyrene cups or food packs 18 12
Ear plugs 5 9
Wood 54 32466
Corks 3 6
Processed timber & pallet crates 51 32460
Other 17 51
Paraffin or wax 2 8
Other 1 1
Cotton buds 3 1
Personal care items 11 41
Rubber 14 216
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 8 197
Rubber bands 5 2
Rubber gloves 1 17
Metal 10 910
Foil wrappers 3 23
Aluminium drink cans 3 884
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 4 3
Paper & Cardboard 3 9
Other Paper & Cardboard 2 1
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 8
Glass & Ceramic 2 284
Bottles & jars 1 281
Light globes/bulbs 1 3
Cloth 2 7
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 1 2
Footwear & shoes 1 5
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