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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Surfdale Beach - Playground end

23 May 2021

Sustainable Coastlines

Caitlyn Prince

Overview

A

12

6.8

4.6

100m x 20m

Sand

Items per 1,000m2

32

Products

65

213

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 41 29
Resin pellets A N/A
Clothes pegs 1 2
Strapping bands & tape 1 8
Food wrappers 9 5
Cigarettes, butts & filters 4 1
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 14 3
Toys, sport, & recreation 2 1
Plastic bags 1 2
Bottle caps & lids 1 3
Bottle seals & tabs 1 1
Straws 2 2
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 5 1
Glass & Ceramic 10 23
Glass or ceramic fragments 10 23
Foamed Plastic 6 2
Foam glazier spacers 1 1
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 5 1
Wood 5 116
Processed timber & pallet crates 5 116
Fabric & Textiles 1 5
Backpacks & bags 1 5
Paper & Cardboard 1 11
Cups, food trays & wrappers 1 11
Metal 1 27
Foil wrappers 1 27

Materials

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This is the first litter survey in this survey area