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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Tarakena Bay - East beach

15 November 2020

Places for Penguins Litter Monitoring Group

Michael Lavery

Overview

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6

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10.8

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

312

Products

625

24385

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 276 195
Resin pellets B N/A
Shotgun wadding & shells 2 6
Clothes pegs 6 11
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 84 9
Cable ties & zip ties 3 1
Cosmetics and medical packaging 9 1
Rope 11 52
Cigarettes, butts & filters 1 1
Hangers & retail packaging 1 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 3
Plastic utensils 3 6
Bottle seals & tabs 2 1
Straws 4 3
Safety & construction related 2 2
Fibreglass fragments 1 1
Bottle neck rings 1 1
Food containers 3 1
Strapping bands & tape 14 5
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 96 52
Food wrappers 6 1
Bottle caps & lids 4 13
Fishing gear 1 1
Fishing line 8 12
Pens & Stationery 9 10
Other Plastic 2 1
Glass & Ceramic 272 23773
Construction material 41 23135
Glass or ceramic fragments 231 638
Fabric & Textiles 33 58
Other cloth 14 25
Clothing, towels and linen 19 33
Other 28 37
Sanitary items 16 N/A
Personal care items 12 37
Rubber 6 2
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 6 2
Wood 4 312
Processed timber & pallet crates 4 312
Paper & Cardboard 3 1
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 3 1
Metal 2 6
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 6
Foamed Plastic 1 1
Ear plugs 1 1

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