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 Survey

beach-icon Beach.

Tapuae - Tapuae river mouth

31 July 2020

Highlands Intermediate

Pat Swanson

Overview

B

23

11.5

12.8

100m x 13m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

317

Products

412

11775

Type Count Weight (g)
Foamed Plastic 271 46
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 27 2
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 220 38
Polystyrene cups or food packs 19 3
Foam sponge 1 1
Other Foamed Plastic 2 1
Ear plugs 2 1
Plastic 101 113
Resin pellets A N/A
Lollipop sticks 5 2
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 4
Cigarettes, butts & filters 1 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 64 42
Gardening & farming related 1 12
Plastic bags 1 3
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 1 1
Syringes 1 N/A
Fishing gear 2 6
Bottle caps & lids 2 4
Plastic utensils 1 2
Shotgun wadding & shells 4 9
Fishing line 2 1
Rope 8 18
Food containers 4 7
Wood 14 7381
Processed timber & pallet crates 12 7380
Other Wood (specify) 2 1
Metal 13 3902
Tableware 1 37
Unidentifiable metal fragments 6 44
Fishing related 2 8
Aluminium drink cans 2 11
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 2
Construction material 1 3800
Glass & Ceramic 7 316
Bottles & jars 2 220
Glass or ceramic fragments 5 96
Paper & Cardboard 3 9
Cups, food trays & wrappers 3 9
Fabric & Textiles 2 3
Other cloth 1 1
Rope, line or string (natural) 1 2
Other 1 5
Paraffin or wax 1 5

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