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.

Fitzroy Beach - Fitzroy surf club

2 December 2020

Sustainable Coastlines

Ben Knight

Overview

B

11

7.5

5

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

114

Products

227

3269

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 172 267
Resin pellets A N/A
Plastic vehicle parts 1 68
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 4 5
Hangers & retail packaging 1 1
Gardening & farming related 4 7
Bottle neck rings 2 1
Lollipop sticks 3 1
Strapping bands & tape 2 6
Food wrappers 6 4
Bottle caps & lids 10 25
Plastic bags 1 4
Toys, sport, & recreation 4 3
Clothes pegs 3 8
Cigarettes, butts & filters 15 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 109 103
Shotgun wadding & shells 2 6
Pens & Stationery 1 7
Plastic utensils 1 3
Safety & construction related 3 13
Foamed Plastic 30 3
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 30 3
Wood 15 2980
Processed timber & pallet crates 15 2980
Rubber 6 12
Construction & Automotive 2 8
Rubber bands 1 1
Sports & Recreation 3 3
Metal 4 7
Construction material 1 1
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 2
Foil wrappers 2 4

Materials

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