1148 Number of
collects

382Report forms
filled

The following figures have been calculated based on 382 report forms filled in before December 31th, 2017, out of a total of 1 148 collected,
with a weighting criteria based on the type of collection.

37795
People
sensitised
18698
Bags of litter
collected
42286
Km
covered

WASTE COLLECTED

Total number of items collected in 179 clean-ups: 235 843 quantified items.

PLASTIC MATERIAL

52456
Cigarette butts

5782
Bottles ≤ 0,5 L

19986
Bottles > 0,5 L

10764
Bottles caps

921
Plastic bottles except beverages

10429
Food packaging

14545
Plastic bags and pieces

76801
Sweet packaging

5751
Lollipop sticks

2381
Medical wastes: packaging, containers

7264
Sanitary wastes: cotton swabs

1416
Sanitary wastes: tampons

15599
Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

28085
Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

4795
Plastic cups

3711
Straws stir-sticks

1675
Picnic dishes

6533
Fishing: cords, small cords (diameter < 1 CM)

2147
Fishing: lines, hooks

2965
Fishing: nets, intertwined ropes

1379
Shotgun shells

148
Tyres

1463
Toys

1218
Lighters

561
Balloons

881
Shoes/Sandals

430
Shelfish aquaculture

981
Biomedias

GLASS

2937
Glass bottles

12074
Pieces of glass

METAL

4212
Cans

2326
Pieces of iron

CLOTH

2345
Clothing, tea towels

TESTIMONIES

Marisé Gonzalez Vicente
Association

SPAIN

The Ocean Initiatives allow learning through the direct observation and manipulation of the plastics found. I am quite conscious that others problems exist and capture our attention, but they also take us away from the real problem: a sustainable future for the planet and our children.  

Henri Gilmant
Association / Non-Profit Organization

FRANCE

A lot of my friends where interested in helping me with the clean-up I used to do alone, so I created an event which gather more than 30 people, then another one, which brought as much people and I am willing to continue until the local authority settle concrete and frequent actions. 

Lionel Pecout
Schoolchildren

FRANCE

Each year, youngsters amaze me. Although it was a canoe scolar excursion, a leisure activity, they were all seriously involved into collecting as much garbage they could, and this without complaining about touching it and putting it into their canoes.

However, in the following days, school playground could be fill up of lollipops sticks thrown up … 

Franck Blum
Surfrider Germany

GERMANY

It was a very fresh experience to work with schoolchildren and to see them going out at the beach to happily collect the waste. I really had the impression that they became aware of the problem of plastic waste for now and for future times.