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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Okahu Bay - West-end (city) side

11 May 2021

Sustainable Coastlines

Shelley Butt

Overview

B

15

13.8

24.5

100m x 16m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

648

Products

1037

7292

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 826 1234
Resin pellets B N/A
Safety & construction related 8 18
Cigarette lighters 1 6
Hangers & retail packaging 4 4
Food containers 18 28
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 100 147
Toys, sport, & recreation 16 21
Pens & Stationery 1 3
Plastic utensils 4 4
Bottle caps & lids 41 87
Strapping bands & tape 35 59
Plastic vehicle parts 2 4
Fishing gear 10 87
Cable ties & zip ties 16 25
Bottle neck rings 3 1
Straws 13 14
Cigarettes, butts & filters 37 26
Gardening & farming related 7 39
Parking tickets & receipts 3 3
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 383 286
Lollipop sticks 15 8
Cosmetics and medical packaging 2 1
Rope 12 191
Bottle seals & tabs 6 1
Clothes pegs 1 1
Food wrappers 88 170
Fabric & Textiles 60 723
Backpacks & bags 1 2
Unidentifiable cloth fragments 52 650
Clothing, towels and linen 5 58
Other cloth 2 13
Wood 36 4874
Other Wood (specify) 2 3
Wooden utensils 2 3
Processed timber & pallet crates 28 4840
Corks 4 28
Glass & Ceramic 33 114
Glass or ceramic fragments 33 114
Foamed Plastic 28 51
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 24 28
Foam sponge 1 20
Toys, Sport, & Recreation 3 3
Rubber 26 161
Construction & Automotive 2 10
Rubber gloves 3 33
Rubber bands 8 12
Other Rubber (specify) 6 10
Sports & Recreation 7 96
Other 20 2
Sanitary items 8 N/A
Cotton buds 12 2
Metal 8 133
Foil wrappers 5 9
Other cans (<= 4 L) 1 123
Metal Bottle caps, lids & pull tabs 2 1

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