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

beach-icon Beach.

Taumanu Reserve

22 October 2020

Sustainable Coastlines

Becky Taylor

Overview

B

44

62.3

26.4

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

293

Products

586

444

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 502 213
Resin pellets B N/A
Bottle seals & tabs 2 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 1 1
Pens & Stationery 5 5
Strapping bands & tape 2 7
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 270 69
Clothes pegs 1 3
Lollipop sticks 4 2
Straws 1 1
Mesh bags 1 12
Plastic utensils 1 5
Plastic bags 32 59
Bottle caps & lids 13 19
Rope 1 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 161 27
Food wrappers 7 1
Foamed Plastic 39 7
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 1 3
Foam sponge 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 37 3
Wood 18 56
Processed timber & pallet crates 18 56
Glass & Ceramic 18 73
Construction material 1 35
Glass or ceramic fragments 17 38
Fabric & Textiles 3 81
Other cloth 1 3
Rope, line or string (natural) 1 1
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 1 77
Metal 2 9
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 9
Paper & Cardboard 2 1
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 2 1
Rubber 1 3
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 3
Other 1 1
Cotton buds 1 1

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