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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Hatea River - Whangarei

7 May 2021

Northland Regional Council

Nick Bamford

Overview

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8

16.0

21.0

100m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

1582

Products

1582

4269

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 712 455
Resin pellets B N/A
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 311 78
Bottle caps & lids 23 33
Bottle neck rings 8 2
Rope 4 65
Cosmetics and medical packaging 7 11
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 259 216
Pens & Stationery 1 1
Toys, sport, & recreation 3 2
Lollipop sticks 16 8
Parking tickets & receipts 4 2
Cigarettes, butts & filters 45 9
Straws 7 5
Plastic utensils 3 4
Food containers 7 3
Clothes pegs 4 7
Strapping bands & tape 1 1
Safety & construction related 9 8
Foamed Plastic 648 164
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 4 1
Foam sponge 24 4
Foam buoys 1 1
Foam glazier spacers 12 6
Ear plugs 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 231 3
Polystyrene cups or food packs 49 22
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 326 126
Glass & Ceramic 157 1194
Glass or ceramic fragments 94 1121
Construction material 63 73
Wood 32 831
Processed timber & pallet crates 32 831
Metal 10 1287
Foil wrappers 7 13
Aluminium drink cans 1 18
Metal vehicle parts 1 1100
Construction material 1 156
Fabric & Textiles 9 193
Clothing, towels and linen 9 193
Rubber 8 144
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 3 126
Construction & Automotive 2 16
Rubber bands 1 1
Sports & Recreation 2 1
Paper & Cardboard 5 1
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 5 1
Other 1 0
Sanitary items 1 N/A

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