Projet citoyen - Chasse aux déchets sur la plage

Organized by Baptiste Bou

Date & hour

Tuesday 08/31/2021


Façade de Mer, 62930, Wimereux, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

404Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

338Tobacco products with filters

161Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

147Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

137Confectionery packets and wrappers

24Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

23Plastic bags and pieces

13Bottle caps

12Plastic bottle caps



Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants9
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled2
Do you visit this place often?Non
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?Non
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?Oui
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Non
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?Oui
Have you observed on the top of the beach some big densities of industrial plastic pellets (sign of an ancient accumulation linked to spring tides)?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?10 - 100
Avez-vous observé dans les laisses de mer des quantités importantes de granulés plastiques industriels ?Non
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent, Autre
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Orange et bleu
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 seaNon
- Near a major shipping areaOui
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townOui
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités de pêche, Activités portuaires, Activités nautiques
Please specifyPêche
Please specifyBateaux
Please specifyVoile
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Non


Tobacco products with filters338
Plastic bottle caps12
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)2
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags23
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)137
Lollipop sticks3
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials4
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs1
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators3
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)8
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm24
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm147
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.161
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces404
Bottle caps13
Pieces of iron or scrap iron10
Clothes, tea towels3
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up