Date & hour

Thursday 12/30/2021


131-135 Avenue du Président John Kennedy, 35400, Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

100Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

34Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

31Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

15Plastic bottle caps

12Tobacco products with filters

10Confectionery packets and wrappers

9Lollipop sticks

9Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

8Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

3Bottle caps


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants8
Number of schoolchildren1
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled1
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?Non
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Oui
Please specifyPlanche bois, morceaux de tissus fibreux (lingettes en décomposition ?), bitume, mousse expansive, plaque résine
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?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?10 - 100
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Blanc, Autre
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Kaki
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,...)Activités de pêche, Activités portuaires, Activités nautiques
Please specifyprofessionnels et loisirs
Please specifytransports maritimes marchandises et touristiques
Please specifyPlaisance, surf, Kite-Surf, Longe-côte, ....
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Non


Tobacco products with filters12
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps15
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)1
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags2
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)10
Lollipop sticks9
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials1
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs31
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm9
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm34
Plastic cups, including lid1
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.100
Shotgun cartridges2
Inflatable balloons1
Cigarette lighters2
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)1
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces8
Bottle caps3
Clothes, tea towels2
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up