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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Waikanae Beach - SLS Club

16 March 2021

Tairāwhiti Environment Center

Steph Temple

Overview

B

18

15

8.9

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

189

Products

378

4135

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 266 227
Resin pellets A N/A
Food wrappers 9 5
Rope 1 3
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 2
Bottle seals & tabs 2 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 5 4
Hangers & retail packaging 2 4
Fishing gear 1 1
Plastic utensils 1 3
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 120 136
Cigarettes, butts & filters 73 11
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 19 14
Pens & Stationery 2 5
Lollipop sticks 8 5
Straws 1 2
Bottle caps & lids 14 25
Food containers 6 5
Strapping bands & tape 1 1
Foamed Plastic 28 10
Ear plugs 2 1
Foam sponge 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 14 1
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 10 6
Other Foamed Plastic 1 1
Paper & Cardboard 25 33
Cups, food trays & wrappers 16 26
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 9 7
Glass & Ceramic 25 3330
Construction material 7 3234
Glass or ceramic fragments 18 96
Metal 10 10
Foil wrappers 5 1
Fishing related 1 1
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 4 8
Wood 8 380
Processed timber & pallet crates 7 378
Wooden utensils 1 2
Fabric & Textiles 6 92
Other cloth 1 11
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 2 1
Clothing, towels and linen 2 51
Rope, line or string (natural) 1 29
Other 5 2
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Personal care items 2 2
Rubber 5 51
Sports & Recreation 2 49
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 3 2

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