Os Amigos da Praia

Organized by Marta Simoncini

Date & hour

Sunday 08/08/2021


Praia Cabedelo do Douro, Foz do Douro, Portugal, Foz do Douro, PRT



Type of collection A pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants 4
Number of schoolchildren 0
Length of beach/bank cleaned De 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled 5
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity: 30
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? Non
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? 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 Oui
Please specify Douro
- Near a major shipping area Oui
- Near a tourist area Oui
- 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, Activités portuaires, Activités nautiques
Please specify Fishing is quite widespread on the coast and riverside
Please specify Being closed to the mouth of the river, the site is very close to to the tourist harbour and to a harbour of fishermen
Please specify Windsurf, paragliding, jet ski
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers? Non


Tobacco products with filters11
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl16
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl7
Plastic bottle caps0
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)23
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)12
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags34
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)36
Lollipop sticks14
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials26
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs16
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators11
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)46
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm23
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm19
Plastic cups, including lid18
Picnic dishes: plates8
Picnic dishes: cutlery4
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.17
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes16
Shotgun cartridges0
Inflatable balloons0
Cigarette lighters2
Sandals / shoes3
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)0
Glass bottles0
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces1
Bottle caps0
Pieces of iron or scrap iron1
Clothes, tea towels2
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up
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