Praia da Amoreira beach clean with Aljezur International School

Organized by Tycho Huussen

Date & hour

Friday 06/25/2021


8670, Portugal, 8670 , PRT


Top 10 of collected items

368Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

150Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

77Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

61Tobacco products with filters

59Plastic bags and pieces

49Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)

28Confectionery packets and wrappers

18Wet wipes

17Fishing: lines, hooks

16Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm


On foot (beach/river banks)
Number of schoolchildren24
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?No
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?No
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?Yes
Please specifyvacuum cleaner hose
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 seaYes
Please specifyAljezur River
- Near a major shipping areaNo
- Near a tourist areaYes
- Near a townYes
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Fishing, Nautical activities
Please specifyProfessional and leisure
Please specifyNA
Please specifySurfing
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Yes


Tobacco products with filters61
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl1
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl3
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)49
Shotgun cartridges2
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)2
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs77
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators2
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials10
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.150
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes17
Lollipop sticks10
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)18
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm368
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm16
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)28
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags59
Bottle caps6
Pieces of iron or scrap iron7
Clothes, tea towels2
Glass bottles1
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces5

Filter medias


People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up