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

NZMSC South Shore

Pipe cove

13 July 2020

NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sally Carson

Overview

B

8

4

5.5

17m x 10m

Rock Rubble

Items per 1,000m2

1324

Products

225

3677

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 127 272
Resin pellets A N/A
Clothes pegs 1 2
Safety & construction related 3 35
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 22 20
Other Plastic 1 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 2 2
Food containers 1 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 47 34
Bottle neck rings 4 1
Lollipop sticks 5 1
Food wrappers 15 1
Fishing gear 1 1
Bottles <= 2 L 3 138
Pens 2 1
Straws 4 1
Bottle caps & lids 9 23
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 8
Bottle seals & tabs 4 1
Foamed Plastic 45 17
Polystyrene cups or food packs 2 3
Other Foamed Plastic 2 4
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 40 7
Ear plugs 1 3
Glass & Ceramic 28 1210
Glass or ceramic fragments 26 37
Construction material 2 1173
Paper & Cardboard 8 6
Other Paper & Cardboard 6 5
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 2 1
Wood 5 455
Corks 2 10
Processed timber & pallet crates 3 445
Rubber 5 8
Other Rubber 1 2
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 4
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 2 1
Rubber bands 1 1
Metal 4 1707
Construction material 1 1
Unidentifiable metal fragments 2 1702
Foil wrappers 1 4
Other 3 2
Personal care items 1 1
Cotton buds 2 1
Materials
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