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Plastic on Scientific Reserve Analysis

Our team worked with Enviro-Schools and Sustainable Coastlines to measure 100 metres of the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve dunes this week.

Here are the results:

Waikanae Estuary Survey

March 7, 2019 
Waikane estuary Care group

Visual Assessment Grade

A

Survey Area

Name: Dotterel island 
Above high tide: 10m 
Below high tide: 10m 
Total length: 100m

Citizen Scientists

Lead Citizen Scientist

Bruce collett

Number of Citizen Scientists

7

Summary

# Plastic weight
A Resin pellets -
3 Bottles <= 2 L 78
6 Food wrappers 2
1 Plastic bags 4
2 Rope 60
1 Straws 2
6 Unidentifiable hard plastic fragments 4
1 Lollipop sticks & cotton buds 1
1 Bottle caps & lids 5
1 Bottle neck rings 1
  Cloth  
3 Other cloth (including rags) 68
1 Clothing, hats, gloves & towels 17
  Metal  
2 Aluminium drink cans 30
1 Wire, wire mesh & barbed wire 2
  Rubber  
1 Rubber footwear 181
  Wood  
1 Processed timber & pallet crates 8770