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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Avon Heathcote / Ihutai Estuary - Wind surfers reserve

8 March 2021

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

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4

4.1

3.1

100m x 7m

Cobbles

Items per 1,000m2

376

Products

263

2269

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 181 178
Resin pellets B N/A
Hangers & retail packaging 1 1
Cigarette lighters 1 3
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 29 12
Plastic bags 3 57
Food wrappers 10 3
Bottle seals & tabs 5 1
Other Plastic 1 1
Plastic utensils 1 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 72 40
Food containers 5 28
Rope 14 4
Straws 6 3
Bottle caps & lids 9 10
Pens & Stationery 1 4
Lollipop sticks 7 2
Cigarettes, butts & filters 12 4
Toys, sport, & recreation 2 2
Parking tickets & receipts 2 1
Glass & Ceramic 18 139
Other Glass & Ceramic (specify) 1 5
Glass or ceramic fragments 17 134
Paper & Cardboard 16 57
Cups, food trays & wrappers 16 57
Metal 16 23
Foil wrappers 8 6
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 5 11
Construction material 3 6
Foamed Plastic 11 4
Polystyrene cups or food packs 1 1
Foam glazier spacers 2 2
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 8 1
Wood 10 214
Other Wood (specify) 10 214
Rubber 5 2
Rubber bands 4 1
Other Rubber (specify) 1 1
Fabric & Textiles 4 1652
Clothing, towels and linen 1 1430
Footwear & shoes 3 222
Other 2 0
Sanitary items 2 N/A

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