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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Awhitu Peninsula - Hamilton's Gap

29 November 2020

Awhitu Beachcare

Christine Schofield

Overview

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6

7.5

14.0

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

412

Products

824

1530

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 785 775
Resin pellets B N/A
Rope 11 50
Strapping bands & tape 8 14
Cosmetics and medical packaging 2 6
Cigarette lighters 1 6
Gardening & farming related 3 17
Bottles, drums, jerrycans & buckets > 2 L 1 56
Other Plastic 1 14
Safety & construction related 2 3
Toys, sport, & recreation 20 40
Cigarettes, butts & filters 3 1
Bottle seals & tabs 11 3
Baskets, crates & trays 6 42
Shotgun wadding & shells 16 33
Plastic utensils 3 5
Bottle caps & lids 104 149
Fishing line 1 3
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 447 192
Food wrappers 13 3
Fishing gear 11 34
Straws 10 6
Clothes pegs 5 7
Plastic bags 15 8
Lollipop sticks 35 12
Bottle neck rings 16 11
Food containers 25 38
Cable ties & zip ties 11 9
Pens & Stationery 2 10
Plastic vehicle parts 1 1
Hangers & retail packaging 1 2
Metal 9 41
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 25
Aluminium drink cans 4 11
Construction material 1 3
Other Metal 1 2
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 2 N/A
Other 8 3
Sanitary items 1 N/A
Batteries (Non-household) 1 2
Cotton buds 6 1
Wood 6 562
Processed timber & pallet crates 6 562
Foamed Plastic 5 4
Foam buoys 1 1
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 2 1
Foam sponge 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 1 1
Glass & Ceramic 5 46
Glass or ceramic fragments 5 46
Rubber 4 5
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 1
Sports & Recreation 1 1
Rubber bands 2 3
Fabric & Textiles 2 94
Clothing, towels and linen 2 94

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