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

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Fitzroy Beach - Fitzroy surf club

1 August 2020

Taranaki Conservationists

Elvisa Robb

Overview

B

20

13.3

8.1

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

455

Products

910

6232

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 632 767
Resin pellets A N/A
Pens & Stationery 5 4
Toys, sport, & recreation 5 10
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 15 9
Clothes pegs 2 4
Cigarette lighters 1 17
Other Plastic 8 40
Cigarettes, butts & filters 30 4
Parking tickets & receipts 1 4
Safety & construction related 7 8
Shotgun wadding & shells 4 11
Strapping bands & tape 1 2
Plastic vehicle parts 5 63
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 3
Bottles <= 2 L 1 17
Food wrappers 35 10
Rope 8 6
Food containers 9 14
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 379 310
Straws 13 11
Bottle seals & tabs 7 1
Lollipop sticks 31 16
Bottle neck rings 7 3
Gardening & farming related 7 78
Bottle caps & lids 46 99
Fishing gear 4 23
Foamed Plastic 220 48
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 61 18
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 96 6
Other Foamed Plastic 15 15
Ear plugs 9 6
Polystyrene cups or food packs 39 3
Wood 41 5045
Wooden utensils 1 1
Processed timber & pallet crates 40 5044
Other 8 69
Personal care items 3 22
Paraffin or wax 3 46
Cotton buds 1 1
Sanitary items 1 N/A
Metal 3 25
Other cans (<= 4 L) 2 24
Other Metal 1 1
Rubber 3 57
Rubber footwear 1 55
Sports & Recreation 2 2
Glass & Ceramic 1 218
Bottles & jars 1 218
Fabric & Textiles 1 1
Other cloth 1 1
Paper & Cardboard 1 2
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 2

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