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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Otago Peninsula - Portobello South (Pipe cove)

21 October 2020

NZ Marine Studies Centre

Aless Smith

Overview

A

21

7.4

0.8

100m x 20m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

52

Products

103

1219

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 59 131
Resin pellets A N/A
Strapping bands & tape 3 12
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 14 20
Rope 1 1
Lollipop sticks 1 1
Food containers 4 5
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 4 2
Parking tickets & receipts 2 2
Straws 1 3
Plastic utensils 3 8
Food wrappers 11 6
Bottle caps & lids 10 21
Gardening & farming related 5 50
Glass & Ceramic 22 197
Bottles & jars 2 4
Glass or ceramic fragments 20 193
Foamed Plastic 15 14
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 14 2
Other Foamed Plastic 1 12
Metal 2 13
Unidentifiable metal fragments 1 2
Construction material 1 11
Rubber 2 34
Sports & Recreation 1 1
Rubber footwear 1 33
Paper & Cardboard 2 1
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 2 1
Wood 1 829
Processed timber & pallet crates 1 829

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