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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Hokitika Beach - Sunset Point

5 May 2021

Sustainable Coastlines

Bronwyn Reid

Overview

A

25

12.5

46.2

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

161

Products

322

5893

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 112 461
Resin pellets A N/A
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 18 148
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 13 1
Bottle caps & lids 1 6
Strapping bands & tape 11 16
Other Plastic 1 8
Cable ties & zip ties 11 9
Cigarettes, butts & filters 10 3
Plastic bags 2 56
Shotgun wadding & shells 3 11
Food containers 3 66
Food wrappers 25 58
Rope 5 16
Pens & Stationery 1 50
Straws 2 2
Toys, sport, & recreation 5 10
Glass & Ceramic 65 475
Glass or ceramic fragments 64 251
Bottles & jars 1 224
Foamed Plastic 55 40
Polystyrene cups or food packs 16 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 13 4
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 24 34
Other Foamed Plastic 2 1
Paper & Cardboard 52 110
Cups, food trays & wrappers 13 3
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 39 107
Metal 30 1295
Unidentifiable metal fragments 2 246
Construction material 5 977
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 23 72
Wood 5 3506
Wooden utensils 1 2
Processed timber & pallet crates 4 3504
Fabric & Textiles 2 1
Rope, line or string (natural) 2 1
Rubber 1 5
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 1 5

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This is the first litter survey in this survey area