Les Rendez Vous Ecocitoyens de Biarritz

Organized by Alexia Lamouret

Date & hour

Wednesday 09/22/2021


Grande Plage, Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, 64200, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

3 000Tobacco products with filters

28Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

27Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

25Lollipop sticks

19Medical waste : packaging / tubes

18Plastic bottle caps

14Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

14Confectionery packets and wrappers

12Bottle caps

10Glass pieces / ceramic pieces


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants30
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled4
Do you visit this place often?Oui
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?Oui
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?+ 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?+ 100
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent, Blanc
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.)?Oui
- Events linked to human work / installations (work sites, construction…)Non
Events linked to festive activities (community or private festivals, parties on the beach, sporting events…)Oui
- Exceptional meteorological events (high tides, floods, storms…)Oui
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the seaNon
- Near a major shipping areaNon
- 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,...)Autres
Please specifyTOURISTIQUE
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Non


Tobacco products with filters3000
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl0
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps18
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)3
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags6
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)14
Lollipop sticks25
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials19
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs28
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm14
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm27
Plastic cups, including lid5
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.1
Shotgun cartridges1
Cigarette lighters1
Sandals / shoes1
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces10
Bottle caps12
Pieces of iron or scrap iron8
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up