Data.

This dataset was collected by Citizen Scientists at an official ‘Monitoring Site’ as part of the Litter Intelligence long-term litter monitoring programme. It is 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 Collection Survey

Kaiwharawhara Estuary

Kaiwharawhara estuary

10 March 2019

Kaiwharawhara Estuary Litter Monitoring Group

Amanda dobson

Overview

OFFICIAL SURVEY

Highest rank for data integrity

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14

14

13

60m x 8m

MuddySand

Items per 1,000m2

5004

Products

2402

16895

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1990 5048
Resin pellets B N/A
Parking tickets & receipts 14 9
Cigarettes, butts & filters 101 39
Medical waste 7 34
Bottle seals & tabs 15 7
Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 81 26
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 1
Rope 13 72
Strapping bands 71 92
Fishing line 10 28
Bottle neck rings 38 16
Toys, balls & party poppers 38 190
Bottle caps & lids (Plastic) 265 708
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 781 1182
Straws 110 90
Food containers 39 158
Bottles <= 2 L (Plastic) 22 909
Food wrappers 309 591
Plastic vehicle parts 1 272
Plastic sheeting 1 71
Gardening & farming related 20 341
Pens 14 63
Clothes pegs 22 51
Cigarette lighters 5 75
Plastic utensils 12 23
Foamed Plastic 254 484
Ear plugs 5 3
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 248 375
Foam sponge 1 106
Glass & Ceramic 61 1529
Light globes/bulbs 2 12
Bottles & jars 2 408
Glass or ceramic fragments 55 713
Construction material 2 396
Metal 53 2278
Foil wrappers 14 40
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 9 14
Wire, wire mesh & barbed wire 5 68
Fishing related 6 7
Aluminium drink cans 13 250
Other cans (<= 4 L) 3 255
Unidentifiable metal fragments 3 1644
Wood 18 7232
Corks 5 30
Matches and wooden fireworks parts 3 9
Processed timber & pallet crates 10 7193
Rubber 13 82
Balloons, tennis balls, footballs, dog toys etc 10 76
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 5
Rubber bands 2 1
Paper & Cardboard 5 49
Paper 0 0
Cups, food trays & wrappers 5 49
Other 5 8
Toothbrushes 1 8
Sanitary items 4 N/A
Cloth 3 185
Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 1 96
Backpacks & bags 1 10
Other Cloth 1 79
Materials
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