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.

Te Matauranga

8 May 2021

Sustainable Coastlines

Dan Downing

Overview

C

7

3.3

2.5

100m x 13m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

227

Products

295

3366

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 212 1353
Resin pellets B N/A
Gardening & farming related 1 5
Parking tickets & receipts 1 1
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 18 88
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 43 46
Food wrappers 65 238
Plastic utensils 1 1
Food containers 8 105
Cigarettes, butts & filters 10 2
Bottle caps & lids 13 46
Lollipop sticks 7 4
Straws 7 26
Toys, sport, & recreation 19 34
Strapping bands & tape 1 2
Shotgun wadding & shells 1 2
Bottles <= 2 L 3 334
Bottle neck rings 3 4
Plastic bags 6 408
Rope 3 2
Clothes pegs 2 5
Glass & Ceramic 38 905
Glass or ceramic fragments 36 605
Bottles & jars 2 300
Metal 17 261
Unidentifiable metal fragments 2 25
Foil wrappers 9 63
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 3
Other Metal 4 170
Fabric & Textiles 11 817
Clothing, towels and linen 5 642
Other cloth 6 175
Foamed Plastic 11 9
Foam sponge 2 4
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 9 5
Other 3 0
Sanitary items 3 N/A
Rubber 2 16
Rubber gloves 1 11
Sports & Recreation 1 5
Wood 1 5
Other Wood (specify) 1 5

Materials

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This is the first litter survey in this survey area