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.

Okahu Bay West side

14 November 2020

The Ambassadors

Amy Brierly

Overview

B

4

5.1

10.7

100m x 16m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

669

Products

1070

4160

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 854 645
Resin pellets C N/A
Food wrappers 60 9
Strapping bands & tape 24 8
Bottle seals & tabs 2 1
Drink package rings 2 1
Cosmetics and medical packaging 8 8
Hangers & retail packaging 2 2
Pens & Stationery 4 10
Cigarette lighters 1 20
Plastic vehicle parts 16 26
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Fishing gear 2 2
Other Plastic 20 64
Gardening & farming related 3 2
Plastic utensils 7 6
Bottle neck rings 4 2
Bottle caps & lids 73 122
Toys, sport, & recreation 15 46
Clothes pegs 8 8
Cigarettes, butts & filters 98 12
Food containers 50 31
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 95 24
Rope 13 7
Straws 18 11
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 257 192
Safety & construction related 34 12
Cable ties & zip ties 8 6
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 2
Lollipop sticks 28 10
Foamed Plastic 112 41
Foam sponge 1 1
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 16 12
Polystyrene cups or food packs 27 7
Other Foamed Plastic 46 10
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 17 9
Foam glazier spacers 2 1
Ear plugs 3 1
Wood 31 2877
Corks 1 11
Wooden utensils 1 1
Other Wood (specify) 1 5
Processed timber & pallet crates 28 2860
Fabric & Textiles 26 280
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 12 27
Clothing, towels and linen 1 191
Other cloth 9 59
Rope, line or string (natural) 4 3
Glass & Ceramic 21 94
Glass or ceramic fragments 21 94
Rubber 16 219
Rubber bands 2 6
Construction & Automotive 3 2
Other Rubber (specify) 1 1
Sports & Recreation 8 8
Rubber footwear 2 202
Paper & Cardboard 5 2
Fireworks 4 1
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 1 1
Metal 3 1
Foil wrappers 3 1
Other 2 1
Cotton buds 2 1

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This is the first litter survey in this survey area