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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Saint Heliers - St Heliers playground

12 November 2020

Aces Education

Te Awe awe Ruawai

Overview

B

5

6.2

5.6

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

232

Products

463

550

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 359 341
Resin pellets B N/A
Food wrappers 16 4
Fishing gear 2 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 112 98
Straws 8 5
Strapping bands & tape 10 164
Rope 13 2
Plastic bags 3 1
Pens & Stationery 5 2
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 1
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 2 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 111 14
Other Plastic 3 4
Lollipop sticks 7 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 17 6
Cigarette lighters 1 3
Food containers 13 5
Safety & construction related 12 10
Bottle caps & lids 23 19
Glass & Ceramic 35 84
Construction material 1 12
Glass or ceramic fragments 34 72
Foamed Plastic 22 13
Other Foamed Plastic 3 1
Polystyrene cups or food packs 1 1
Ear plugs 1 1
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 13 9
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 4 1
Rubber 14 37
Rubber footwear 1 11
Inner-tubes and rubber sheet 2 2
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 6 8
Other Rubber (specify) 4 15
Rubber bands 1 1
Other 12 4
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Cotton buds 4 1
Personal care items 5 3
Metal 11 13
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 4 8
Aluminium drink cans 2 2
Foil wrappers 4 2
Construction material 1 1
Wood 7 56
Processed timber & pallet crates 7 56
Fabric & Textiles 3 2
Rope, line or string (natural) 2 1
Clothing, towels and linen 1 1

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