Limpieza Ambiental Playa de El Altet

Organized by Actuamos Alicante

Date & hour

Sunday 01/16/2022


Camino Viejo de Santa Pola a Alicante, 03295, Elche, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, ESP


Top 10 of collected items

200Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

106Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

60Tobacco products with filters

53Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl

52Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs


32Plastic bottle caps

25Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

25Food packaging

21Plastic bottles ≤ 0,5 L


Type of collectionA pie (playa/orilla)
Number of participants43
Number of schoolchildren3
Length of beach/bank cleaned+ de 1000m
Please specify2500
Number of bags filled21
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity:80
Do you visit this place often?No
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?No
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?
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?No
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?No
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Blancos, Otro
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?naranja
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)?
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 ?No
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.)?
Events linked to festive activities (community or private festivals, parties on the beach, sporting events…)
Specify which1 media maratón
- Events linked to human work / installations (work sites, construction…)No
- Exceptional meteorological events (high tides, floods, storms…)No
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the seaNo
- Near a tourist area
- Near a town
- Near a major shipping areaNo
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Actividad de pesca, Actividades náuticas
Please specifypesca con caña
Please specifymotos de agua
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?
Do not hesitate to ask us questions about the wastes you have found or to write us anything that seems useful for the Ocean Initiatives. Feel free, the best ideas never remain stowed in the drawers.Creo que a través de la plataforma se podría enviar correos a los participantes que así lo quieran de las limpiezas que se organizan en la zona donde residen. Gracias.


Tobacco products with filters60
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm200
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm8
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)6
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags3
Sandals / shoes0
Picnic dishes: plates0
Picnic dishes: cutlery0
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)6
Plastic cups, including lid10
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)25
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators3
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs52
Sanitary: Mask2
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials0
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.25
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes6
Shotgun cartridges0
Lollipop sticks10
Cigarette lighters2
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl53
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)2
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl21
Plastic bottle caps32
Inflatable balloons0
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)0
Bottle caps2
Pieces of iron or scrap iron5
Clothes, tea towels6
Glass bottles15
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces106

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People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up