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

Island Bay - The Surf Club Rooms

19 September 2020

Sustainable Coastlines

Ben Knight

Overview

C

9

9.2

2.5

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

296

Products

591

1343

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 485 333
Resin pellets A N/A
Bottle neck rings 3 2
Bottle caps & lids 32 55
Toys, sport, & recreation 4 9
Rope 3 17
Other Plastic 11 5
Food containers 8 13
Food wrappers 38 45
Cigarettes, butts & filters 161 32
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 41 29
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 134 65
Strapping bands & tape 1 4
Plastic utensils 1 1
Pens 2 16
Cigarette lighters 1 6
Straws 7 8
Lollipop sticks 17 8
Gardening & farming related 2 2
Safety & construction related 15 11
Syringes 2 N/A
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 4
Plastic bags 1 1
Foamed Plastic 43 49
Other Foamed Plastic 3 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 37 8
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 2 38
Ear plugs 1 2
Paper & Cardboard 25 57
Other Paper & Cardboard 1 3
Cups, food trays & wrappers 24 54
Wood 14 592
Wooden utensils 1 1
Other Wood 3 14
Processed timber & pallet crates 9 571
Corks 1 6
Glass & Ceramic 9 288
Construction material 4 264
Glass or ceramic fragments 5 24
Metal 7 19
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 4
Other Metal 1 2
Unidentifiable metal fragments 2 8
Foil wrappers 3 5
Rubber 5 3
Other Rubber 1 1
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 3 1
Chewing gum 1 1
Other 3 2
Sanitary items 1 N/A
Personal care items 1 1
Cotton buds 1 1
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