Data.

This dataset was collected by Citizen Scientists at an official ‘Monitoring Site’ as part of the Litter Intelligence long-term litter monitoring programme. It is 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

Island Bay

Island Bay

12 February 2019

Mountains to Sea Wellington

Jorge Jimenez

Overview

OFFICIAL SURVEY

Highest rank for data integrity

B

25

20

6

50m x 18m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

996

Products

896

5193

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 795 609
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 388 319
Food wrappers 20 49
Straws 10 8
Rope 13 23
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 35 13
Bottle neck rings 7 2
Food containers 5 12
Bottle seals & tabs 3 2
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 33 57
Toys, balls & party poppers 12 21
Fishing gear 2 14
Pens 3 12
Cigarettes, butts & filters 250 42
Plastic utensils 2 3
Clothes pegs 8 18
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 7
Mesh bags 1 6
Plastic bags 2 1
Foamed Plastic 50 9
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 22 2
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 28 7
Wood 28 596
Processed timber & pallet crates 27 595
Wooden utensils 1 1
Other 6 15
Paraffin or wax 3 15
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Glass & Ceramic 6 3807
Glass or ceramic fragments 2 3
Construction material 4 3804
Metal 5 59
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 4
Aluminium drink cans 2 43
Foil wrappers 1 12
Rubber 3 54
Rubber bands 1 1
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 2 53
Cloth 3 44
Other Cloth 1 1
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 2 43
Materials
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