Os Amigos da Praia

Organized by Marta Simoncini

Date & hour

Sunday 08/29/2021


Av. Liberdade 32, 4450-683 Leça da Palmeira, Portugal, 4450-683 Leça da Palmeira, PRT


Top 10 of collected items

253Tobacco products with filters

77Lollipop sticks

51Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

48Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

34Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

19Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

17Sanitary waste: Tampons


14Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

8Wet wipes


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants2
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled3
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity:30
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?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?1 - 10
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, Blanc, Rouge
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 seaOui
Please specifyLeça
- 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
Please specifyFishing is quite widespread on the coast and riverside
Please specifyCommercial harbour on the left side
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters253
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl3
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl1
Plastic bottle caps7
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)3
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags2
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)4
Lollipop sticks77
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials4
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs48
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators17
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)8
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm19
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm51
Plastic cups, including lid1
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.34
Cigarette lighters2
Sandals / shoes1
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces14
Bottle caps3

Filter medias




People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up