Praia do Amado beach clean with Aljezur International School

Organized by Tycho Huussen

Date & hour

Friday 06/25/2021


Unnamed Road, 8670, Portugal, 8670 , PRT


Top 10 of collected items

150Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

134Fishing: lines, hooks

94Plastic bottle caps

65Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

62Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

50Food packaging

42Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

32Wet wipes

30Plastic bags and pieces

29Tobacco products with filters


On foot (beach/river banks)
Number of schoolchildren13
200 - 500m
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity:40
Do you visit this place often?Yes
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?No
In your opinion, has the beach been cleaned (presence of beach cleaning machine tracks or beach cleaned regularly) over the two weeks preceding the clean-up?I don't know
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?No
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?No
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?No
Are you aware of any event in the area that could cause a higher presence of litter (community or private parties, unusual weather conditions, beach parties, etc.)?No
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the seaNo
- Near a major shipping areaI don't know
- Near a tourist areaYes
- Near a townNo
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Fishing, Nautical activities
Please specifyLeisure
Please specifySurfing
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?No


Tobacco products with filters29
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl2
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl5
Shotgun cartridges1
Plastic bottle caps94
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)50
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs65
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators1
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials11
Plastic cups, including lid24
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.62
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes134
Lollipop sticks10
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)32
Inflatable balloons1
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm150
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm42
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags30
Sandals / shoes1
Picnic dishes: plates1
Picnic dishes: cutlery1
Bottle caps7
Pieces of iron or scrap iron9
Clothes, tea towels4
Glass bottles3
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces15
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up