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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Tarakena Bay - East beach

10 April 2021

Places for Penguins Litter Monitoring Group

Sam Kearns

Overview

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3

3.0

2.0

100m x 20m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

132

Products

265

673

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 128 76
Resin pellets A N/A
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 26 3
Other Plastic 3 2
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 25 20
Cosmetics and medical packaging 7 7
Parking tickets & receipts 4 1
Rope 6 8
Strapping bands & tape 10 1
Cable ties & zip ties 1 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 2 1
Fishing line 9 3
Gardening & farming related 2 1
Pens & Stationery 1 3
Cigarettes, butts & filters 2 1
Bottle caps & lids 3 6
Clothes pegs 1 1
Food containers 16 11
Safety & construction related 6 5
Food wrappers 4 1
Glass & Ceramic 101 522
Glass or ceramic fragments 96 283
Construction material 5 239
Fabric & Textiles 15 15
Clothing, towels and linen 2 1
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 13 14
Foamed Plastic 6 2
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 6 2
Rubber 5 2
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 3 1
Rubber bands 2 1
Metal 4 8
Foil wrappers 2 1
Construction material 1 5
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 1 2
Paper & Cardboard 3 3
Cups, food trays & wrappers 3 3
Other 2 2
Personal care items 1 1
Cotton buds 1 1
Wood 1 43
Processed timber & pallet crates 1 43

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