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

beach-icon Beach.

Awhitu Peninsula - Hamilton's Gap

23 March 2021

Awhitu Beachcare

Christine Schofield

Overview

B

76

76.0

11.8

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

322

Products

645

617

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 579 348
Resin pellets D N/A
Bottle seals & tabs 2 2
Food wrappers 7 3
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 12 29
Plastic sheeting 2 3
Fishing gear 8 3
Syringes 1 N/A
Safety & construction related 2 1
Bottle neck rings 3 3
Gardening & farming related 2 9
Bottle caps & lids 51 46
Plastic bags 7 9
Rope 11 7
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 2
Lollipop sticks 7 3
Strapping bands & tape 2 1
Shotgun wadding & shells 6 9
Clothes pegs 4 6
Straws 6 7
Plastic utensils 2 2
Cigarettes, butts & filters 32 5
Pens & Stationery 2 3
Baskets, crates & trays 1 1
Food containers 13 12
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 392 181
Foamed Plastic 20 10
Polystyrene cups or food packs 5 3
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 7 3
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 7 1
Foam sponge 1 3
Rubber 16 18
Sports & Recreation 4 8
Rubber bands 8 2
Construction & Automotive 3 5
Other Rubber (specify) 1 3
Wood 10 202
Corks 4 12
Other Wood (specify) 5 12
Processed timber & pallet crates 1 178
Metal 9 13
Foil wrappers 3 1
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 6 12
Other 7 20
Sanitary items 1 N/A
Cotton buds 1 1
Personal care items 5 19
Paper & Cardboard 2 2
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 1 1
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 1
Fabric & Textiles 2 4
Clothing, towels and linen 1 3
Rope, line or string (natural) 1 1

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