Une petite crique de l'archipel des Açores sous les déchets plastiques ramenés par les tempêtes

Organized by d’Arvik L’EcoVoyage

Date & hour

Tuesday 05/25/2021


9900-038 Horta, Portugal, 9900-038 Horta, PRT


Top 10 of collected items

3 355Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

853Plastic bottle caps

344Plastic bags and pieces

248Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

109Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

56Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

38Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl

25Sandals / shoes

19Shellfish aquaculture

17Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)


Type of collection A pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants 11
Length of beach/bank cleaned De 100 à 200m
Number of bags filled 20
Do you visit this place often? Non
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area? Oui
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? Non
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter? Oui
Please specify Beaucoup de déchets de d'hygiène : 21 brosses à dents, 16 peignes ou brosses, 2 rasoirs et 14 bouteilles de cosmétiques Comme d'habitude, pleins de microplastiques présents dans les galets et très difficile à ramasser. Et beaucoup de gros morceaux de plastiques, comme des tubes noirs, morceaux de caisses et bidons.
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)? Non
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears? Non
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.)? Non
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the sea Non
- Near a major shipping area Non
- Near a tourist area Non
- Near a town Oui
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...) Activités de pêche, Autres
Please specify petit quai de débarquement pour les petits pécheurs
Please specify promenade et habitations
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers? Non


Tobacco products with filters1
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl15
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl38
Plastic bottle caps853
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)16
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)17
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags344
Lollipop sticks3
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials2
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs3
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm56
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm3355
Plastic cups, including lid11
Picnic dishes: cutlery10
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.248
Shotgun cartridges16
Inflatable balloons4
Cigarette lighters12
Sandals / shoes25
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)19
Glass bottles4
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces109
Pieces of iron or scrap iron9
Clothes, tea towels16
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up
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