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

Avon Heathcote / Ihutai Estuary - Wind surfers reserve

17 July 2020

Algalita South Pacific

Eilish Alfeld

Overview

C

4

2.3

4.5

100m x 9m

Gravel/Pebble

Items per 1,000m2

611

Products

550

2872

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 312 216
Resin pellets B N/A
Parking tickets & receipts 5 4
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 42 27
Strapping bands & tape 5 1
Plastic bags 5 4
Other Plastic 12 8
Pens 2 2
Food containers 11 19
Bottle seals & tabs 4 1
Food wrappers 25 17
Safety & construction related 2 2
Toys, sport, & recreation 1 1
Bottle caps & lids 25 37
Cigarette lighters 1 16
Rope 1 1
Straws 13 5
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Lollipop sticks 5 2
Cigarettes, butts & filters 14 7
Bottle neck rings 7 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 131 59
Paper & Cardboard 82 302
Cups, food trays & wrappers 17 177
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 65 125
Glass & Ceramic 59 766
Light globes/bulbs 1 6
Bottles & jars 1 247
Construction material 5 281
Other Glass & Ceramic 52 232
Foamed Plastic 46 17
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 33 11
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 3 2
Polystyrene cups or food packs 8 2
Other Foamed Plastic 2 2
Metal 21 22
Foil wrappers 11 5
Construction material 2 3
Unidentifiable metal fragments 1 1
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 7 13
Other 12 3
Sanitary items 9 N/A
Personal care items 1 2
Cotton buds 2 1
Rubber 7 8
Rubber bands 1 1
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 2 1
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 3 2
Other Rubber 1 4
Wood 6 1268
Processed timber & pallet crates 6 1268
Cloth 5 270
Rope, line or string (natural) 1 1
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 4 269
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