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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Wellington Harbour - Kaiwharawhara Estuary

14 March 2021

Society for Conservation Biology

Rosa Harper

Overview

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7

6.9

15.9

60m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

1620

Products

972

3809

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 620 1167
Resin pellets A N/A
Cosmetics and medical packaging 3 4
Bacterial habitat wheels 1 1
Fishing line 1 1
Hangers & retail packaging 1 1
Bottle seals & tabs 10 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 230 230
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 68 112
Food containers 18 77
Bottles <= 2 L 2 80
Lollipop sticks 21 11
Gardening & farming related 12 171
Food wrappers 65 35
Bottle caps & lids 66 143
Clothes pegs 5 10
Rope 3 2
Cigarette lighters 4 52
Parking tickets & receipts 3 2
Strapping bands & tape 30 50
Toys, sport, & recreation 9 23
Plastic vehicle parts 1 5
Safety & construction related 9 49
Plastic bags 11 61
Pens & Stationery 3 20
Cigarettes, butts & filters 11 1
Plastic utensils 4 4
Bottle neck rings 10 4
Straws 13 4
Other Plastic 3 7
Cable ties & zip ties 3 5
Foamed Plastic 212 158
Foam glazier spacers 10 4
Other Foamed Plastic 18 29
Ear plugs 6 3
Polystyrene cups or food packs 17 3
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 161 119
Glass & Ceramic 66 742
Construction material 1 101
Other Glass & Ceramic (specify) 1 2
Glass or ceramic fragments 64 639
Wood 20 845
Processed timber & pallet crates 17 826
Corks 2 18
Wooden utensils 1 1
Metal 17 524
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 6
Aluminium drink cans 5 71
Foil wrappers 3 3
Other Metal 1 6
Other cans (<= 4 L) 2 240
Unidentifiable metal fragments 3 133
Fishing related 1 65
Other 13 22
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Cotton buds 7 1
Personal care items 1 13
Other 2 8
Paper & Cardboard 12 43
Cups, food trays & wrappers 10 42
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 2 1
Rubber 10 297
Rubber footwear 1 6
Inner-tubes and rubber sheet 1 19
Construction & Automotive 1 5
Sports & Recreation 7 267
Fabric & Textiles 2 11
Clothing, towels and linen 1 5
Backpacks & bags 1 6

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