Dépollution - Embouchure du lez - Palavas

Organized by Elise Caillard

Date & hour

Sunday 11/21/2021


Plage de l'Hôtel de Ville, Avenue Maréchal Joffre, 34250, Palavas-les-Flots, Hérault, Occitanie, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

9 000Tobacco products with filters

350Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

137Plastic bottle caps

88Lollipop sticks

82Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

80Plastic bags and pieces

68Picnic dishes: cutlery

41Plastic cups

37Food packaging



Type of collection A pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants 50
Number of schoolchildren 0
Length of beach/bank cleaned De 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled 7
Do you visit this place often? Non
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
Please specify 13
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
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? 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 sea Oui
Please specify Le lez
- 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 Filayeur
Please specify Bateaux de plaisance
Please specify Voile, kite, surf, jet-ski
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers? Oui


Tobacco products with filters9000
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl7
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps137
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)37
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags80
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)3
Lollipop sticks88
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs5
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators3
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)10
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm30
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm350
Plastic cups, including lid41
Picnic dishes: cutlery68
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.22
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes15
Shotgun cartridges10
Inflatable balloons6
Cigarette lighters1
Sandals / shoes4
Glass bottles24
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces82
Bottle caps4
Pieces of iron or scrap iron1
Clothes, tea towels4

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Bags collected
Butts Picked Up
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