STP Bordeaux Métropole A.D.A.P.E.I Plage "du Gressier" Le Porge

Organized by Thibault Chambaud

Date & hour

Tuesday 03/15/2022


Plage du Gressier, D107, 33680, Le Porge, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

213Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

142Confectionery packets and wrappers

57Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

35Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

31Plastic bottle caps

26Plastic bags and pieces

17Tobacco products with filters

9Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

5Lollipop sticks

5Bottle caps


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants23
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled2
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?Non
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?10 - 100
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
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 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,...)Activités de pêche, Zone de conchyliculture
Please specifyChalutier
Please specifyostréiculture bassin d'Arcachon
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters17
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl1
Plastic bottle caps31
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)5
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)2
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags26
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)142
Lollipop sticks5
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials1
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs35
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators1
Sanitary: Mask1
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm9
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm57
Plastic cups, including lid4
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.213
Shotgun cartridges5
Inflatable balloons2
Sandals / shoes1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)4
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces5
Bottle caps5
Pieces of iron or scrap iron2
Clothes, tea towels1

Filter medias





People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up