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 - Pilots beach

22 October 2020

Royal Albatross Centre

Laura Findlay

Overview

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2

0.5

0.6

100m x 6m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

162

Products

97

315

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 49 140
Resin pellets A N/A
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 3
Food containers 1 1
Strapping bands & tape 2 3
Fishing line 3 2
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 15 23
Clothes pegs 1 1
Gardening & farming related 1 6
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Food wrappers 9 16
Rope 3 73
Lollipop sticks 2 1
Bottle neck rings 2 1
Bottle caps & lids 1 4
Straws 4 3
Cigarettes, butts & filters 2 1
Foamed Plastic 41 9
Polystyrene cups or food packs 3 2
Ear plugs 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 37 6
Wood 4 104
Processed timber & pallet crates 4 104
Rubber 2 59
Sports & Recreation 2 59
Metal 1 3
Foil wrappers 1 3

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