Insights into how New Zealand’s litter problem changes in scale and nature over time are critical to understanding our progress on addressing this challenge. Explore our 'Insights' dashboard to see all litter survey results to date, get a better picture of which materials and products contribute the most towards our litter problem, and understand how this changes over time.

This dashboard is still in development

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Thank you to all Citizen Scientist 'Monitoring Groups'


Awhitu Beach Care
Care of the Cove
Community Group #1
Kaipara College
Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving
Plastic Pollution Preventers

Bay of Plenty

For the love of oceans


Campion College
Eastland Port
Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti

Hawke's Bay

Green Party Hawke's Bay
National Aquarium of NZ
Plastic Free Hawke’s Bay
Taikura Steiner School


Sustainable Whanganui
Wildlife Foxton


Marlborough District Council


Northland Regional Council


Royal Albatross Centre


Patea Area School
Taranaki Conservationists


Motueka Steiner School
Tamaha Cubs
Tasman Bay Guardians
Wakatu Incorporation


Mercury Bay Area School
Plastic-Free Coromandel Town
Whaingaroa Beach Citizen Science Project


Guardians of Kapiti Marine Reserve
Johnsonville School
Kaiwharawhara Estuary Litter Monitoring Group
Kapiti Homeschool Crew
Makara Model School
Mountains to Sea Wellington
Otaki Litter Survey Crew
Pauatahanui School
Petone beach clean up crew
Places for Penguins Litter Monitoring Group
Porirua Harbour Trust and Enviroschools
SCB Kaiwharawhara Team
Waikanae Estuary Care Group
Whareama School
Whitireia Park Litter Monitoring Group