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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Marlborough Sounds - Shelley Beach

14 February 2021

Envirohub Marlborough

Tash Luxton

Overview

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20

20

10

100m x 3m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

2697

Products

809

1568

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 607 490
Resin pellets A N/A
Toys, sport, & recreation 2 4
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 390 152
Bottle caps & lids 26 31
Bottle neck rings 2 1
Bottle seals & tabs 6 2
Bottles <= 2 L 1 169
Cable ties & zip ties 3 3
Cigarette lighters 1 11
Cigarettes, butts & filters 60 12
Fishing gear 2 3
Fishing line 6 1
Food wrappers 47 8
Lollipop sticks 14 6
Cosmetics and medical packaging 2 1
Plastic sheeting 2 13
Plastic utensils 1 1
Rope 35 67
Safety & construction related 3 2
Straws 4 3
Glass & Ceramic 107 265
Tableware 2 2
Glass or ceramic fragments 105 263
Wood 29 555
Corks 1 2
Matches and wooden fireworks parts 2 1
Processed timber & pallet crates 26 552
Metal 23 184
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 10 155
Fishing related 1 20
Foil wrappers 10 7
Construction material 1 1
Unidentifiable metal fragments 1 1
Foamed Plastic 21 31
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 14 24
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 5 2
Polystyrene cups or food packs 2 5
Paper & Cardboard 11 30
Cardboard boxes 1 1
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 10 29
Other 8 5
Sanitary items 2 N/A
Personal care items 3 3
Boat parts 3 2
Rubber 2 7
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 2 7
Fabric & Textiles 1 1
Canvas, sailcloth & sacking (hessian) 1 1

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