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.

Otago Peninsula - Pilots beach

19 January 2021

Science Academy (OUASSA)

Ben Knight

Overview

B

25

22.5

29.2

99m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

554

Products

548

19814

Type Count Weight (g)
Foamed Plastic 270 141
Foam glazier spacers 6 7
Foam sponge 10 11
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 250 114
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 2 2
Other Foamed Plastic 2 7
Plastic 205 537
Resin pellets A N/A
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 69 50
Straws 6 5
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 21 30
Other Plastic 3 23
Toys, sport, & recreation 2 6
Strapping bands & tape 3 4
Rope 7 173
Plastic vehicle parts 1 2
Bottle caps & lids 30 73
Bottle neck rings 2 3
Bottle seals & tabs 3 1
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Cigarette lighters 3 43
Cigarettes, butts & filters 8 3
Safety & construction related 2 27
Clothes pegs 2 4
Food containers 8 14
Food wrappers 3 17
Gardening & farming related 10 17
Lollipop sticks 7 3
Mesh bags 1 1
Parking tickets & receipts 2 2
Pens & Stationery 5 11
Plastic utensils 1 1
Cosmetics and medical packaging 5 23
Wood 57 16554
Corks 3 41
Other Wood (specify) 2 3
Processed timber & pallet crates 52 16510
Glass & Ceramic 9 2369
Bottles & jars 1 648
Glass or ceramic fragments 1 20
Construction material 7 1701
Metal 4 53
Foil wrappers 1 1
Aluminium drink cans 2 52
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 1 N/A
Paper & Cardboard 1 6
Cardboard boxes 1 6
Rubber 1 1
Rubber bands 1 1
Fabric & Textiles 1 153
Footwear & shoes 1 153

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