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.

Onehunga - Taumanu Reserve

21 April 2021

Sustainable Coastlines

Dan Downing

Overview

B

15

12.5

15.3

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

266

Products

531

593

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 446 241
Resin pellets C N/A
Plastic bags 16 6
Toys, sport, & recreation 8 14
Lollipop sticks 12 3
Plastic utensils 2 3
Cigarette lighters 1 5
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 258 103
Straws 4 4
Cigarettes, butts & filters 109 30
Bottle caps & lids 21 60
Food wrappers 10 7
Bottle neck rings 2 1
Pens & Stationery 2 3
Gardening & farming related 1 2
Foamed Plastic 57 16
Ear plugs 3 2
Polystyrene cups or food packs 20 2
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 27 1
Foam sponge 7 11
Glass & Ceramic 9 159
Glass or ceramic fragments 9 159
Rubber 8 75
Condoms 1 N/A
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 3 7
Sports & Recreation 4 68
Wood 6 56
Processed timber & pallet crates 5 53
Wooden utensils 1 3
Fabric & Textiles 2 1
Other cloth 2 1
Metal 2 44
Construction material 1 43
Foil wrappers 1 1
Paper & Cardboard 1 1
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 1 1

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