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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Island Bay - The Surf Club Rooms

13 March 2021

Weta Digital

Ben Knight

Overview

B

14

18.7

5.9

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

352

Products

704

17717

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 506 274
Resin pellets A N/A
Gloves 2 8
Plastic utensils 1 1
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Hangers & retail packaging 2 1
Bottle neck rings 4 1
Bottle caps & lids 16 19
Cigarettes, butts & filters 143 18
Lollipop sticks 9 6
Strapping bands & tape 5 8
Gardening & farming related 1 8
Plastic bags 1 4
Safety & construction related 18 15
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 230 98
Straws 6 8
Cosmetics and medical packaging 4 13
Toys, sport, & recreation 7 13
Clothes pegs 1 3
Food containers 7 14
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 9 20
Food wrappers 16 4
Pens & Stationery 2 8
Bacterial habitat wheels 11 1
Rope 10 2
Glass & Ceramic 127 17122
Glass or ceramic fragments 11 56
Construction material 115 17065
Light globes/bulbs 1 1
Foamed Plastic 21 6
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 4 5
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 17 1
Wood 16 294
Wooden utensils 2 4
Processed timber & pallet crates 12 275
Other Wood (specify) 1 5
Corks 1 10
Other 13 1
Sanitary items 5 N/A
Cotton buds 8 1
Rubber 11 5
Sports & Recreation 8 4
Rubber bands 3 1
Metal 4 11
Other Metal 1 8
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 3
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 1 N/A
Fabric & Textiles 3 3
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 3 3
Paper & Cardboard 3 1
Other Paper & Cardboard (specify) 3 1

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