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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Sumner Beach - Cave Rock End

13 March 2021

Algalita South Pacific

Tessa Mitchell-Anyon

Overview

B

15

14.0

3.3

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

121

Products

242

440

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 191 109
Resin pellets C N/A
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 4 1
Food wrappers 16 1
Bottle neck rings 2 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 4 4
Cable ties & zip ties 2 2
Lollipop sticks 3 1
Cigarettes, butts & filters 26 3
Straws 2 1
Strapping bands & tape 2 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 91 55
Hangers & retail packaging 3 1
Rope 23 3
Food containers 1 2
Bottle caps & lids 10 19
Fishing line 2 14
Foamed Plastic 17 5
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 8 2
Ear plugs 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 8 2
Wood 10 119
Wooden utensils 3 2
Corks 2 7
Processed timber & pallet crates 5 110
Other 8 0
Sanitary items 8 N/A
Paper & Cardboard 6 17
Fireworks 6 17
Rubber 5 183
Rubber bands 3 1
Rubber footwear 1 152
Sports & Recreation 1 30
Metal 4 6
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 4 6
Glass & Ceramic 1 1
Glass or ceramic fragments 1 1

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