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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Wellington Harbour - Kaiwharawhara Estuary

11 May 2021

Society for Conservation Biology

Rosa Harper

Overview

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7.0

8.0

60m x 10m

Mixed Substrate

Items per 1,000m2

2557

Products

1534

3140

Type Count Weight (g)
Plastic 1410 2052
Resin pellets D N/A
Unidentifiable soft plastic fragments 22 49
Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 90 74
Other Plastic 4 34
Bottle seals & tabs 8 3
Cigarettes, butts & filters 4 1
Bottle caps & lids 69 400
Clothes pegs 6 17
Straws 12 9
Lollipop sticks 9 4
Fishing line 1 6
Food containers 14 102
Cigarette lighters 2 29
Bacterial habitat wheels 2 1
Rope 4 7
Cable ties & zip ties 7 12
Toys, sport, & recreation 9 29
Pens & Stationery 4 4
Food wrappers 29 25
Gardening & farming related 26 160
Plastic sheeting 2 57
Safety & construction related 1086 1029
Foamed Plastic 67 56
Polystyrene insulation or packaging 64 53
Unidentifiable foamed plastic fragments 1 1
Foam glazier spacers 2 2
Paper & Cardboard 15 53
Paper, newspapers & paper receipts 6 3
Cups, food trays & wrappers 3 31
Unidentifiable paper and cardboard fragments 6 19
Glass & Ceramic 14 338
Glass or ceramic fragments 6 40
Construction material 1 24
Bottles & jars 7 274
Metal 11 406
Construction material 1 14
Aluminium drink cans 3 42
Other cans (<= 4 L) 2 228
Other Metal 2 120
Foil wrappers 3 2
Wood 6 184
Corks 2 22
Other Wood (specify) 4 162
Other 6 35
Cotton buds 4 1
Personal care items 2 34
Fabric & Textiles 3 2
Clothing, towels and linen 3 2
Rubber 2 14
Other Rubber (specify) 2 14

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