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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Avon Heathcote / Ihutai Estuary - Wind surfers reserve

31 October 2020

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

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3

2.3

3.3

100m x 7m

Cobbles

Items per 1,000m2

447

Products

313

726

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 205 175
Resin pellets A N/A
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Safety & construction related 2 8
Bottle neck rings 4 4
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Plastic bags 2 2
Other Plastic 1 4
Food wrappers 34 20
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 35 19
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 79 51
Lollipop sticks 3 2
Cigarettes, butts & filters 9 1
Plastic utensils 2 4
Straws 2 2
Bottle caps & lids 13 27
Cigarette lighters 1 12
Rope 12 16
Bottle seals & tabs 4 1
Paper & Cardboard 68 130
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 52 96
Cups, food trays & wrappers 16 34
Glass & Ceramic 15 260
Bottles & jars 1 195
Glass or ceramic fragments 13 60
Light globes/bulbs 1 5
Foamed Plastic 12 24
Other Foamed Plastic 10 7
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 1 16
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 1 1
Wood 5 91
Other Wood (specify) 1 1
Processed timber & pallet crates 4 90
Metal 3 34
Aluminium drink cans 1 11
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 22
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 1
Other 2 0
Sanitary items 2 N/A
Fabric & Textiles 2 11
Clothing, towels and linen 2 11
Rubber 1 1
Sports & Recreation 1 1

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