Organized by céline Mattera

Date & hour

Saturday 07/17/2021


1 Montée de la Plage, 40140 Soustons, France, 40140 Soustons, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 500Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

1 015Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

800Plastic bags and pieces

590Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

416Plastic bottle caps

415Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

118Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)

109Shotgun cartridges

93Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

87Confectionery packets and wrappers


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants20
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled23
Do you visit this place often?Oui
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?Oui
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Oui
Please specifyMasques
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)?Non
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 ?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?1 - 10
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent, Blanc, Noir, Rouge
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?.
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,...)Zone de conchyliculture
Please specifyPêche à la ligne et bateau de peche
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters32
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl0
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl34
Plastic bottle caps416
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)4
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)118
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags800
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)87
Lollipop sticks40
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials20
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs415
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators0
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)16
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm93
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1500
Plastic cups, including lid17
Picnic dishes: plates0
Picnic dishes: cutlery0
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.1015
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes3
Shotgun cartridges109
Inflatable balloons0
Cigarette lighters0
Sandals / shoes7
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)0
Glass bottles10
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces590
Bottle caps0
Pieces of iron or scrap iron0
Clothes, tea towels4

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