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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Sumner Beach - Cave Rock End

17 October 2020

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

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4

3

2.5

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

126

Products

253

409

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 218 164
Resin pellets C N/A
Food wrappers 5 1
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 7 18
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 143 89
Plastic utensils 1 1
Lollipop sticks 4 2
Bottle caps & lids 13 25
Fishing line 1 1
Bottle neck rings 7 3
Toys, sport, & recreation 5 18
Cigarettes, butts & filters 20 1
Rope 8 3
Other Plastic 3 1
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Foamed Plastic 11 9
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 3 3
Other Foamed Plastic 8 6
Other 8 6
Other 2 5
Personal care items 6 1
Wood 6 198
Processed timber & pallet crates 6 198
Metal 5 6
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 1
Construction material 4 5
Rubber 3 11
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 8
Rubber bands 1 1
Chewing gum 1 2
Glass & Ceramic 1 3
Glass or ceramic fragments 1 3
Fabric & Textiles 1 12
Clothing, towels and linen 1 12

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