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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Avon Heathcote Estuary - Settlers Reserve

8 May 2021

Estuary Litter Monitoring

Stuart Ralston

Overview

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5

8.9

12.3

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

1030

Products

2061

48078

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1211 1460
Resin pellets C N/A
Plastic utensils 4 4
Food wrappers 22 8
Hangers & retail packaging 1 6
Lollipop sticks 69 23
Other Plastic 1 7
Rope 2 19
Safety & construction related 1 8
Straws 14 23
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 213 244
Bottle caps & lids 114 345
Bottle seals & tabs 47 72
Toys, sport, & recreation 10 160
Bottle neck rings 20 7
Strapping bands & tape 14 5
Food containers 6 19
Clothes pegs 9 15
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 648 411
Pens & Stationery 15 81
Gardening & farming related 1 3
Foamed Plastic 587 1088
Other Foamed Plastic 1 14
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 1 141
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 559 869
Foam glazier spacers 24 62
Ear plugs 2 2
Wood 146 30107
Corks 7 45
Other Wood (specify) 4 562
Processed timber & pallet crates 135 29500
Glass & Ceramic 36 10968
Glass or ceramic fragments 25 1911
Light globes/bulbs 2 57
Construction material 9 9000
Rubber 30 59
Unidentifiable rubber fragments 28 47
Rubber footwear 1 5
Rubber gloves 1 7
Fabric & Textiles 27 1672
Other cloth 1 1
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 24 162
Footwear & shoes 2 1509
Metal 21 2401
Unidentifiable metal fragments 2 353
Foil wrappers 1 42
Construction material 6 2002
Other Metal 2 4
Sharps, needles, lancets, metal catheters 10 N/A
Paper & Cardboard 2 2
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 2 2
Other 1 321
Personal care items 1 321

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