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

Cochrane's Gap - Cochrane's Gap #1

24 September 2020

Awhitu Beachcare

Andrew Hart

Overview

D

4

11

12.3

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

2022

Products

4045

107190

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 3935 6619
Resin pellets D N/A
Plastic bags 12 134
Pens 3 9
Medical waste 2 20
Lollipop sticks 84 33
Gardening & farming related 9 67
Food wrappers 40 80
Bottle seals & tabs 50 42
Bottle neck rings 56 34
Baskets, crates & trays 1 16
Bottles, drums, jerrycans & buckets > 2 L 11 754
Safety & construction related 67 651
Strapping bands & tape 54 202
Food containers 338 656
Bottle caps & lids 421 1293
Cigarette lighters 1 15
Clothes pegs 20 34
Fishing gear 21 114
Fishing line 5 14
Plastic utensils 12 23
Shotgun wadding & shells 59 197
Straws 9 5
Toys, sport, & recreation 37 95
Other Plastic 7 27
Parking tickets & receipts 2 3
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 2583 1960
Rope 31 141
Foamed Plastic 47 91
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 47 91
Wood 37 100000
Processed timber & pallet crates 37 100000
Rubber 18 356
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 14 12
Rubber footwear 4 344
Other 6 113
Boat parts 1 73
Personal care items 5 40
Glass & Ceramic 2 11
Glass or ceramic fragments 2 11
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