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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Ahuriri Estuary - Ahuriri Estuary Walkway

20 March 2021

Are you ready, Ahuriri

Samantha Walmsley-Bartlett

Overview

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8

5.7

9.8

100m x 3m

Gravel/Pebble

Items per 1,000m2

2947

Products

884

1384

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 623 375
Resin pellets B N/A
Bottle caps & lids 21 45
Bottle seals & tabs 2 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 15
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 104 37
Straws 10 3
Safety & construction related 34 20
Food wrappers 71 16
Food containers 4 6
Plastic bags 5 1
Gloves 1 1
Lollipop sticks 12 5
Cigarettes, butts & filters 133 18
Bottles <= 2 L 1 45
Hangers & retail packaging 3 2
Cosmetics and medical packaging 1 2
Bottle neck rings 8 2
Gardening & farming related 2 4
Strapping bands & tape 21 17
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 187 135
Foamed Plastic 138 26
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 111 13
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 8 8
Polystyrene cups or food packs 11 1
Foam glazier spacers 3 3
Ear plugs 5 1
Paper & Cardboard 46 44
Cups, food trays & wrappers 46 44
Wood 31 462
Wooden utensils 1 1
Processed timber & pallet crates 29 460
Other Wood (specify) 1 1
Other 12 3
Personal care items 1 2
Sanitary items 10 N/A
Cotton buds 1 1
Metal 11 5
Foil wrappers 8 2
Aluminium drink cans 3 3
Rubber 9 8
Rubber bands 3 1
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 6 7
Glass & Ceramic 9 450
Construction material 1 150
Bottles & jars 8 300
Fabric & Textiles 5 11
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 5 11

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